Manhunt for drug dealer on the run
AMANHUNT has been launched after a drug dealer from Macclesfield absconded from prison.
Police are appealing for help to find Michael Green, who failed to return to HMP Kirkham on Tuesday, May 2, after being released on temporary licence.
Green, 36, was jailed for possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply at Chester Crown Court in March 2016.
He was among nine members of an organised crime gang jailed following a year-long undercover operation by Cheshire Police.
Police said the gang pumped £426,000 worth of heroin and crack cocaine on to the streets of Macclesfield.
Green, who was described during his sentencing as a ‘leading dealer’ in the gang, was a homeless alcoholic who had spent half his life battling drug addiction.
He collected stock and sold drugs on the streets, selling to undercover officers three times.
He was also accused of dragging a vulnerable teenager into the criminal operation as an assistant.
Green was one of four men who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.
The gang was snared as a result of Operation Alzira, which concluded when 200 police officers launched a series of house raids, resulting in 20 arrests.
A police appeal was launched after Green failed to return to prison from day release.
He is described as white, 5ft 5in tall, slim build with blue eyes, brown hair and numerous ear piercings. He has tattoos on his neck and hands.
DS James Edmonds, from Lancashire Police, said: “Our enquiries are on-going to find Michael Green and we would urge anyone who has seen him or knows of his whereabouts to contact us.
“We would also urge Michael Green himself to hand himself in to his nearest police station if he sees this appeal.”
Contact police on 101 quoting log LC-201705021449, or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppersuk.org.
Michael Green absconded while on licence