In­sta­gram £35k weed gang jailed

Sunday Mirror - - SAIRAKHAN - BY cHris ricHes

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.

HasH­TaG Shaw and Pear­son

DaN­Ger Sheer cliff face

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