Father and son jailed for drug dealing - Leighton Buzzard


A father and son were jailed for a total of 15 years today, Tuesday, 7 November 2017, for running a wholesale operation selling the drug Ketamine.

Brian Venner, aged 59, was sentenced to 8 years and his son Jonathan Venner, aged 28, was sentenced to 7 years.

They had run the drug dealing operation from a container at a self-storage facility in Firbank Way, Leighton Buzzard that was raided by the police on 7 August 2015.

The jury at Luton Crown Court heard that 15.376 kilos of the amphetamine type drug Methylmeth and 6.809 kilos of Ketamine were recovered. They found Brian Venner of Elvington Gardens, Luton and Jonathan Venner, of Coppice Way, Aylesbury guilty of two counts of possessing a Class B drug with intent. Brian Venner was also convicted of having £4,640 in criminal property.

Recorder David Osborne said they had been involved in a "wholesale operation." He told them: "Each of you played a leading role. You were organising and distributing drugs on a commercial scale. Both of you benefited from the enterprise."

A proceeds of crime hearing will take place next March.

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