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Northampton man sentenced to four years after pleading guilty to drug charges

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A Northampton man has been sentenced to four years after pleading guilty to drug charges.
 
Noel Facey, a Jamaican national, of Bailiff Street, Northampton, appeared before Blackfriars Crown Court on Friday, 11 August to be sentenced.
 
He pleaded guilty to the charges on 7 June at Blackfriars Crown Court. 
 
Facey, 38, was arrested on 22 April 2015 at an address in Leyton, London,  after officers found 2.19063kg of herbal Cannabis, which was being compressed into smaller packages, ready for resale.
 
During the course of the investigation officers found evidence of Facey importing packages containing herbal Cannabis into the UK, from overseas.
 
It was estimated that Facey had imported around 6 – 8kgs into the UK.
 
He was charged with conspiring to evade a prohibition on the importation of a class B drug and possessing with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class B – Cannabis.
 
Facey committed the crimes between 1 January 2015 and 22 April 2015.
 
Investigating officer Det Con Ostin Elkins said: “We will not tolerate any kind of illegal drugs on the transport network and will do all we can to keep the network safe."



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