A drugs gang involved in a “large scale” heroin operation in Fleetwood were today jailed for a total of 31 years.
David Kyle, 45, of Addison Road in the port, was jailed for eight years while his wife Kimberley, 29, was locked up for five years after admitting conspiracy to supply heroin.
David Jones, 51, of Walmesley Street, Fleetwood had denied conspiracy to supply the drug, but was also found guilty after trial. He was jailed for four years.
A fourth man, Paul Emsley, 45, from Burscough, was sentenced to 14 years behind bars for conspiracy to supply heroin, money laundering and possessing criminal property.
A judge who jailed them said the offences would have inflicted “untold misery” on many people of Fleetwood and beyond.
Speaking after the sentencing Det Con Ian Marsh said: “We are satisfied with the sentence given today and hope it goes some way in warning other people involved in drug dealing that it will not be tolerated and we will catch you.
“This was a large scale organised set up and the offenders have made a lot of money through their crimes. Bringing heroin into Fleetwood puts people’s lives at risk and causes misery among communities.”
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