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Three men sentenced for drugs offences

April 9, 2018

Three men have been sentenced for their part in the production of cannabis at addresses in Northamptonshire.

John Tyson, 43, and Neil Moloney, 36, were sentenced last Friday (April 6) to six years and five years and six months respectively, for their part in the production of cannabis at a number of addresses across Northamptonshire including those in Braunston, Kilsby, Weedon and Whilton Lodge. A third man - Neil Murray, 29, was also sentenced to 12 months.

The case which concluded at Northampton Crown Court last Friday was part of a retrial. The first trial lasted for over 13 weeks and ended in January 2017 with brothers Paul Heath, 36, and Gavin Heath, 30, jailed for a total of 12 years for their part in the running of these cannabis factories.

A spokesman from Northamptonshire Police said: “We welcome the sentences handed down on Friday and hope they will serve as a deterrent to others thinking of becoming involved in this kind of criminal activity. 

“We take the production of illegal drugs extremely seriously at Northamptonshire Police and will always pursue those suspected of making money in this way in order to bring them to justice.”

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