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20 drug dealers now behind bars

Reporter: Richard Hooton
Date online: 02 March 2012

TWENTY drug dealers have been jailed for more than 51 years in the war against narcotics.

They have all been sentenced since March last year as part of the biggest operation to combat the supply of drugs Oldham has ever seen.

The latest to be sent down is Abdul Samad (23), of Widdop Street, Oldham, who was jailed for three years and four months after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing.

Officers acted on information provided by local communities, and last November enough evidence had been gathered to execute a warrant at Samad’s then home address, in Westbourne Street, Oldham.

A quantity of cocaine and heroin was seized and officers discovered more than £10,000 in cash hidden throughout the house.

Around 100 wraps of the drugs were found inside a child’s “Power Rangers” Wellington boot.

He was charged with supplying Class A drugs, possession with intent to supply and money laundering and was sentenced at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on Wednesday.

Samad is one of 62 people who were arrested as part of Operation Rescind, which was launched in response to concerns the community had that drug dealing was a problem in the borough.

Supt Catherine Hankinson, said: “I am delighted with this result.

“Taking Samad off our streets shows communities we are doing everything in our power to target drug dealers at all levels of the criminal chain.

“We will continue in our work to rid the streets of illegal drugs and will go back and keep tackling the issue in the same area as many times as necessary.

“Residents told us that Class A drug dealing was a worry to them so we have responded robustly to combat this. Drugs wreck lives and the crime associated with them causes misery to the whole community — so we do everything possible to find out who is responsible and put them before the courts.”



The list of shameDrug dealers previously jailed:



::Anthony Gott (26), of Ashton Road, Hathershaw, was sentenced to four years for supplying Class A drugs.

::Andrew Hawes (27), of Broadway Street, Hathershaw, was sentenced to five years and two months for supplying Class A drugs.

::Lorraine Kenny (38), of Oakenclough, Coldhurst, was sentenced to 13 months for supplying class A drugs.

::Akhtar Hussain (19), of Clarkwell Close, Coldhurst, was sentenced to two years and nine months for supplying Class A drugs.

::Mohammed Ruhel Miah (20), of Main Road, Westwood, was sentenced to two years and nine months for supplying Class A drugs.

::Ashrafur Rahman (20), of Richmond Walk, Werneth, was sentenced to two years for supplying Class A drugs.

::Ghulam Hussain (21), of Eleanor Street, Westhulme, was sentenced to one year and three months for supplying class A drugs.

::Mustafa Ghulam (29), of Eleanor Street, Westhulme, was sentenced to three years and three months for supplying Class A drugs.

::Hasan Ullah (22), of Middleton Road, Chadderton, was sentenced to three years and one month for supplying Class A drugs.

::Abdul Ullah (19), of Middleton Road, Chadderton, was sentenced to one year and nine months for supplying class A drugs.

::Mohammed Mutiur Rahman (19), of Colwyn Street, Northmoor, was sentenced to two years and eight months for supplying Class A drugs.

::Malcolm McConkie (45), of Huddersfield Road, Oldham, was sentenced to three years and three months for supplying Class A drugs.

::Ryan Hughes (21), of Radcliffe Street, Chadderton, was sentenced to four years for supplying Class A drugs.

::Alamin Hoque (20) of Chadderton Way, Westhulme, was sentenced to three years for supplying Class A drugs.

::Joshim Ali (19) of Widdop Street, Northmoor, was sentenced to one year and three months for supplying class A drugs.

::Mohammed Shelim Ahmed (21) of Broome Street, Werneth, was sentenced to three years for supplying class A drugs and possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.

::Aaron Southwood (27) of Cherry Ave, Alt, was sentenced to 15 months for being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

::Aaron Flanagan (25) of Earnshaw Close, Ashton, was sentenced to two years and three months for supplying Class A drugs.

::A 17-year-old boy received a community order for supplying class A drugs.




Another 25 people have been charged and bailed in connection with Operation Rescind and are awaiting court proceedings, eight are on police bail and nine have been released without charge.

Comments

Some good work by Oldham's police force

Well done Oldham police, but its amazing to see hardly any comments regarding this good news but put soething on that people can moan at and the comments go through the roof.

well done to the boys (and ladies) in blue, obviously a lot of work has gone into an operation of this scale and finally it would appear the courts are handing out "decent" sentences..
and as its positive news for the police no comment from flake

 

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