3 man have been
sentenced for drugs offences
MERSEYSIDE Police have confirmed
that Ian Pauline has been jailed for a total of 10 years for drugs offences.
Pauline, 51, from Aigburth, was jailed for 3 years for possession with
intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs as part of a Merseyside Police
investigation. He was jailed for a further 7 years, to run consecutively,
following a National Crime Agency investigation into drugs supply. Pauline
was sentenced, on Thursday, 11 May 2017, at Manchester Crown Court.
Also 2 men were sentenced on Tuesday, 21 February 2017, to a total of 22
years and 6 months in Prison for possession with intent to supply Class A
and Class B drugs.
Mark Farrell, 45 years, of Greystone Crescent, L14 was sentenced to 9 years,
6 months, in Prison and Timothy Gibbs Stringer, 53 years, of St Malo Road,
Wigan was sentenced to 13 years in Prison, at Liverpool Crown Court, after
they were found guilty at trial of conspiracy to supply Class A and Class B
Farrell and Gibbs Stringer were identified as suspects by Officers who had
investigated Derek Belshaw and Richard Birtwistle, who were jailed, on 6 May
2015, for possession with intent to supply heroin and cannabis.
years, from Wigan, was sentenced to 10 years in Prison and Richard
Birtwistle, 34 years, from Wigan, was sentenced to 30 months in Prison after
Gibbs Stringer was identified at the Wigan based orchestrator of the supply
of drugs with Farrell representing the Liverpool sellers.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy O'Connor:-
"The sentencing of these 3 men clearly shows how seriously the courts take
the supply of Class A and B drugs on the streets of Merseyside and further
afield. They, as with others involved in serious and organised crime, never
gave a 2nd thought to the effects of their involvement in the supply of
Class A drugs, and were consumed by their own greed and the desire to make
money off the misery of others. I would like to take this opportunity to
appeal to anyone who has any information about serious organised crime to
come forward and tell us. If you let us know, I can assure you we will take
positive action and help you to improve your community."