Steroid dealing gang face jail.
THREE men and four women have been warned they face jail after admitting charges of conspiring to produce and supply anabolic steroids and money laundering. The seven were due to stand trial at Caernarfon Crown Court on Tuesday, but changed their pleas just before the jury began to hear evidence.
Sentence was adjourned to a later date for the preparation of reports by the Probation Service.
Granting bail to all seven defendants, Judge Huw Rees said: "I have directed the preparation of pre-sentence reports in relation to each of you.
"But by adjourning sentence I am not promising you anything. All options remain open including custody and you should make the necessary arrangements." The charges related to offences committed between May 1, 2013 and December 2, 2016.
Brian Craig, 62, of Ketland Close, Shotton, and Scott Watson, 36, of Sealand Avenue, Garden City, admitted a charge of conspiring to import a controlled drug of Class C with intent to evade a prohibition/ restriction.
They were said to have imported raw steroid powders and equipment used in the production of steroids at addresses in Flintshire and Denbighsire between May 1, 2013 and May 31, 2015.
Watson, Maureen Rita Jenkins, 67, of Fairway, Sandycroft, and Colin John Mark Sullivan, 36, of Highway, Hawarden, admitted a charge of conspiring together and with others to conceal, disguise, convert, transfer or remove criminal property, namely cash and criminal property obtained via sales of controlled drugs.
Samantha Louise Fletcher, 46, of Maes Refail, Henryd, Conwy; Abbie Elizabeth Roberts, 25, of Cornist Lane, Flint; and Helen Massey, 45, of Cornwall Road, Shotton, admitted a charge of conspiring to supply anabolic steroids between May 1, 2013 and December 2, 2016.
Prosecutors offered no evidence on charges brought against Frank Reeves Jones, 28, of Castle Heights, Flint, and the judge ordered not guilty verdicts be recorded and he was discharged from the dock.
Two other men - Andrew Jonathon Dodd, 51, of Maes Refail, Henryd, Conwy, and David Michael Jenkins, 36, of Cornist Lane, Flint - pleaded guilty to all four charges of conspiring to import/export a Class C drug, producing and supplying anabolic steroids, and conspiring to conceal criminal property at an earlier hearing.
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|Publication:||Chester Chronicle (Chester, England)|
|Date:||Feb 1, 2018|
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