Wanted drug supplier Stephen Bennett caught by 'Titan'
A Merseyside man wanted by the courts having been
convicted of conspiring to supply heroin and cocaine, has now been caught and
arrested by 'Titan', the North West regional organised crime unit
with the assistance of Merseyside Police.
Stephen Bennett, aged 34, from Crompton Street, Vauxhall was arrested, on 2
January 2017, in the Vauxhall area by Titan detectives following an operation to
Bennett was convicted by a jury at Liverpool Crown Court in 2015 for his role in
a multi million pound drugs conspiracy involving criminals from Merseyside and
Cumbria. Bennett was found guilty of being involved in the supply of heroin and
cocaine into the Workington area.
11 other members of the wider organised crime group investigated by Titan were
jailed for a total of 90 years, on 21 December 2015, but Bennett failed to
appear and a judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest.
Bennett was also wanted by Merseyside Police for breaching the conditions of his
release from prison on licence following his conviction for an attempted murder
in 2004 for which he received a 14 year sentence.
Following this arrest Bennett was kept in Police custody and will appear before
Liverpool Crown Court, to be sentenced, on a date yet to be determined.