Two men jailed for attempting to supply £850,000 worth of heroin and cocaine throughout Northampton
They used a Ford Focus as a stash site to store the drugs
Two Northampton men have been jailed after they were found guilty of possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply at Northampton Crown Court on January 21.
A drugs expert valued the seized heroin and crack cocaine to be worth up to £850,000.
Christopher Cain, 53, of Merthyr Road, Northampton, denied the offences but was found guilty of two counts of possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine at a previous trial. He was sentenced to four years and six months in prison.
Bradley Mundin, 40, of Milverton Crescent, Northampton, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply heroin and being concerned in the supply of cocaine. The 40-year-old was sentenced alongside Cain to three years and two months.
The East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), investigating the case, suspected that the pair were using a Ford Focus as a stash site to store drugs for re-sale.
The duo kept the car at different locations and never more than a few minutes from Cain’s Northampton home address.
Cain parked his white Chrysler Voyager in the junction of Broadway and Collingwood on April 30 2019 and he was then seen to enter a Ford Focus and sit in the driver’s seat for a few minutes before returning to his car.
Officers, upon stopping and searching him, found wraps of cocaine and heroin as well as £800 in cash. Cain was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
Police discovered even more drugs concealed in a drawstring bag inside the Ford Focus. DNA recovered from the cling film used to wrap the drugs linked Mundin to the stash site. He was arrested later that day.
Officers then searched Mundin’s address and discovered around 96g of heroin, three kilos of various cutting agents and tools as well as a key to the Ford Focus. Cain’s fingerprints were additionally found at the address.
Both men will now be subject to a Proceeds of Crime Act investigation, which will determine if they made money from their crimes.
EMSOU Investigator, Hazel Score, said: “For Cain and Mundin to brazenly operate from such a public area and in broad daylight, just goes to show how they saw themselves as above the law.
“Whether it is low-level dealing, or highly organised trafficking and distribution, we are committed to cutting off drug supply and bringing those responsible to justice.”