Man jailed after £400k drugs bust

A 27-YEAR-old Bulwell man has been jailed for his part in a drug-trafficking operation involving amphetamine with a street value of up to £400,000.

Liam Anthony, of Woodhall Farm Cottages, off Blenheim Lane, was snared in an undercover police sting in Birmingham — along with co-defendants Ian Dimmock (47), of Chedworth Close, Sneinton, and Andrew Breslin (40), of Gainsford Crescent, Bestwood Estate, .

Anthony (pictured), who was described by Judge Jonathan Teare at Nottingham Crown Court as “up the chain” in the drugs deal, was jailed for 18 months for conspiracy to supply class B drugs.

Breslin, labelled the “communications director”, was also given 18 months for the same offence.

Dimmock, who was described by the judge as the “courier”, was sent down for 18 months for possession with intent to cupply class B drugs.

The court heard that Dimmock and Anthony were arrested on Friday November 26 last year after a lengthy police investigation.

Dimmock, closely followed by Anthony, was seen collecting two boxes that each contained 10kg of amphetamine.

Breslin was referred to by the prosecution as being a “go-between” for Anthony and Dimmock, who was described as having a neurotic personality disorder.

Det Con Gareth Castledine said: “This case should send out a clear message that our work does not stop at the borders of Nottinghamshire and that we remain determined to play our full part in disrupting the production and supply of drugs in the UK.”