Instagram £35k weed gang jailed
THREE dealers have been jailed after using Instagram as a front to flog cannabis.
Police say Dominic Jones, 24, Jason Pearson, 28, and Steven Shaw, 31, operated a “large-scale commercial business”.
Liverpool Crown Court heard officers also found an axe, a machete and knuckle duster during a raid on a property.
An Instagram page was used as a front for deals. It has since been taken down but #weed appears in 15 million posts on the social media platform.
A search at the property in Warrington, Cheshire, found around £35,000 of cannabis, cannabis resin and cannabis oil.
Jones, was jailed for 19 months, with Pearson jailed for 30 months. Shaw got a 36 month sentence.
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