7 years behind bars for man
in Liverpool Lime Street drugs arrest
MICHAEL Paul Ault was removed from a
train at Liverpool Lime Street after he was spotted buying drugs has now been
jailed for 7 years. The 40 year old, from Macclesfield, was found guilty of
possession of heroin with intent to supply, and possession of cocaine, with
intent to supply. He was sentenced on Thursday, 13 August 2015, at Liverpool
Crown Court. The court heard how on 5 June last year, Ault was spotted by three
officers from the National Crime Agency exchanging cash for a large quantity of
white power wrapped into a ball' from a group of 3 men on Bolton Street, in
Liverpool. Ault was seen to put the package into his pocket before heading to
Lime Street station and boarding a train bound for Nottingham. 2 of the officers
followed him onto the train and removed him. Ault resisted the officers and a
violent struggle ensued which saw him restrained on the ground. During the
scuffle a number of items fell from Ault's pockets, including the suspected
drugs package which turned out to contain smaller plastic packs of heroin and
cocaine with a street value of more than £2,000. British Transport Police
officers alerted to the incident attended the scene and assisted with Ault's
detention, taking charge of him and transporting him to a local custody suite.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Martin Melia said:- "It is in no
small part thanks to the actions of the 3 National Crime Agency officers who
spotted Ault exchange cash for the drugs, and followed him onto his train before
alerting British Transport Police officers that he is now behind bars. Drugs
ruin lives and destroy families and communities. A seven year prison term
reflects the court's view that continued involvement in the supply of drugs
should be dealt with severely. I hope the sentence sends a warning to others
that being involved in the supply of drugs will lead to custodial sentences,
which will increase if previous convictions have not proved to be a deterrent.
BTP carry out regular operations, including the use of detection dogs, to catch
those carrying illegal substances and the cash proceeds of those transactions on
trains and in stations, and will continue to do so."
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