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Preston cocaine gang with grinning leader jailed after station drugs bust

Posted on - 13th January, 2017 - 5:10pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News
Nathan Gairns, Zainul James and Leanne Quinn

Nathan Gairns, Zainul James and Leanne Quinn

A grinning drug dealer and his accomplices have been jailed for their role in supplying cocaine in Preston.

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Zainul James, 26, was found at Preston Railway Station with £100,000 of high purity cocaine in his possession.

Preston Crown Court sentenced him to six years and six months in prison after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine.

Nathan Gairns, 31, from Manchester and Leanne Quinn, 27, from Preston, were also sentenced.

Gairns pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine and received four years in prison, while Quinn pleaded guilty to assisting an offender and was handed a ten months sentence.

Read more: Faces of men who dealt cocaine and heroin in Preston

Detective Inspector Pete Danby of Preston Police said: “The arrest of these individuals and the recovery of a significant amount of Class A drugs was the result of a targeted policing operation.

“The guilty pleas offered up by James, Gairns and Quinn were the result of overwhelming evidence gathered against them.

“The supply and distribution of drugs will not be tolerated in Lancashire and we will continue to target those who pose the greatest risk to our communities in this way“

Read more: Gang who blighted Preston are BANNED from the city

Anyone concerned about drug dealing in their community can call Preston Police on 101.

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