‘Prolific’ heroin and cocaine dealer jailed for nine years after being caught with £32,000 worth of drugs
The head of a crack cocaine and heroin drug dealing gang delivering drugs to Northamptonshire has been jailed for nine years.
Marvin Douglas, aged 33, was caught with crack cocaine with a street value of up to £32,000 and £20,000 in cash when his car was stopped by police on the A1 on 23 September, last year.
Douglas had tried to break free from the police stop, but rammed into two force vehicles, flipping his Volkswagen Scirocco onto its roof.
At the time of his arrest he was on licence for a sentence of being concerned in the supply of cocaine dating back to 2010.
His co-defendant in that case, Lee Dixon, 31, was also involved in the latest conspiracy. He was caught with cash and cocaine when he was arrested at his home in Williamson Road, Kempston, on 15 October last year.
Douglas of Hidcote Drive, Milton Keynes, Dixon of Williamson road, Kempston, both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine between February 1 2014 and November 21 2014. Douglas also pleaded guilty to possession of criminal property and dangerous driving.
During the course of the investigation, Douglas also pleaded guilty to a further conspiracy involving a criminal gang from Northamptonshire investigated by East Midlands Special Operations Unit.
On September 8, last year, Bedfordshire Police intercepted 1kg of heroin being couriered by Caroline Brown 37, of Flitwick, Bedfordshire, on behalf of Douglas.
Those drugs were destined to be delivered to the Northamptonshire gang. Douglas pleaded guilty with Brown and others and was sentenced for both matters at St Albans Crown Court. The rest of the gang were sentenced at Northampton Crown Court last month.
At St Albans Crown Court today (Friday), Douglas was sentenced to a total of nine years and nine months, while Dixon was jailed for six and a half years.
Detective Inspector Paul Baron, from Bedfordshire Police’s Serious and Organised Crime Unit, said: “Douglas is a prolific drug dealer who has persistently continued his criminality despite being previously arrested and even jailed.
“This was a complex investigation and we have worked closely with other police forces and the NCA to prove the conspiracy between these individuals.
“These people were involved in the supply and distribution of a large amount of class A drugs which blights communities and brings a range of associated crime.
“We will continue to target, disrupt those involved in this type of crime to protect our communities and bring offenders to justice.”