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Drug dealer jailed for four years following death of teenager Mollie Nutt

|News, Drug offences

The drug dealer who supplied class A drugs to 15-year-old Mollie Nutt, who later died, has been sentenced to four years and three months in prison.

Dione Remel Grech, 24, sold £50 of MDMA (also known as ecstasy) to the teenager in July 2018, which she took with her boyfriend in Milton Keynes the next morning. Miss Nutt went into cardiac arrest shortly afterwards and was taken to hospital, where she sadly died.

A post-mortem examination confirmed that she died from an overdose of the class A drug. Her boyfriend also spent time in hospital, recovering from the drug’s effects.

Grech admitted to six separate drugs charges but denied that he had sold Mollie the drugs that caused her death, claiming instead that he had sold them to her boyfriend.

The Crown Prosecution Service challenged this claim in a trial of issue hearing and used evidence from text messages - showing that Miss Nutt’s boyfriend had cancelled a previous order for the drugs - as well as CCTV footage to prove that Grech knowingly supplied the MDMA to the teenager directly.

The judge ruled in favour of the prosecution and Grech was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday.

Crown Advocate Jonathan Stone, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “This is a tragic case in which a young girl, with a whole future ahead of her, tragically lost her life.

“Our case was that Grech was responsible for supplying Mollie, a child of 15, with the drugs that killed her.

“Drug-related crimes have truly devastating effects on all those involved, and their loved ones, and the Crown Prosecution Service is committed to prosecuting all such cases where our evidential test is met.

“We hope that this sentence will go some way to bringing a sense of justice to Mollie’s family and friends.”

The sentence came after Grech pleaded guilty to two counts of being concerned in making an offer to supply a controlled drug of class A to others, one count of being concerned in making an offer to supply a controlled drug of class B to others, one count of supplying a controlled drug of class A to others, one count of possessing a controlled drug of class A, and one count of possessing a controlled drug of class B with intent.

Notes to editors

  • Dione Remel Grech (DOB 09/08/1996) was sentenced to four years and three months imprisonment at Aylesbury Crown Court on 11 June 2021 following a trial of issue.
  • Grech had pleaded guilty to:
    • two counts of being concerned in making an offer to supply a controlled drug of class A to others,
    • one count of being concerned in making an offer to supply a controlled drug of class B to others,
    • one count of supplying a controlled drug of class A to others,
    • one count of possessing a controlled drug of class A, and
    • one count of possessing a controlled drug of class B with intent
  • Grech pleaded guilty to supplying a controlled drug of class A to others on the basis of his claim that he did not sell the drugs to Miss Nutt directly, but this basis was rejected during a trial of issue hearing.
  • Jonathan Stone is a Crown advocate for the Crown Prosecution Service.

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