Jailed: 32 months Jailed: 28 months Jailed: 28 months Drugs gang’s empire crushed
Agang which flooded Macclesfield with class a drugs has been jailed for a total of 35 years.
The dealers sold more than £426,000-worth of heroin and crack cocaine.
Ringleader Thomas Flanagan, 30, who has been described as ruthless in his control of the drugs empire, was jailed for eight years.
His stepfather John Hambleton’s role as second in command was at odds with his image as a ‘well-thought of’ crown green bowls player.
The court was told some of those at the lower end of the
Young offenders institute: 12 months
gang were exploited over their addictions, with one being paid by tokes on a crack pipe.
another member was so desperate to get away from the gang that he attempted to rob a bank to get caught, Chester Crown Court was told.
Macclesfield MP David Rutley said: “These drug dealers will now pay the price for ruining other people’s lives and their criminal activity.”