Drug dealers caught at Charnock Richard services jailed

Posted on - 16th September, 2017 - 8:55pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News
Christopher Harrison and Rhiannon Ferguson
Christopher Harrison and Rhiannon Ferguson

Two drug dealers who tried to flood Lancashire with cocaine have been jailed.


Lancashire Police pulled over Rhiannon Ferguson on the M6 at Charnock Richard services.

The 25-year-old, of Chelston Drive, Helmshore, was found with 3kg of cocaine.

Earlier on 27 April she had been observed meeting Christopher Harrison in Walton, Liverpool, where she was supplied with the cocaine which had a street value of almost £345,000.

She pleaded guilty at Preston Crown Court to possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply. She was jailed for seven years.

Harrison, 41, of Moss Lane, Liverpool, admitted supplying class A drugs. He was also jailed for seven years.

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Detective Inspector Vinny de Curtis, of Burnley CID, said: “When Ferguson was stopped she was in possession of a large quantity of cocaine supplied to her by Harrison and which would undoubtedly have brought misery to the streets of Lancashire and which have now been taken out of circulation.

“I hope this sentence will send a message that the supply and distribution of drugs will not be tolerated in Lancashire, and we will continue to target, and deal with proportionately and robustly, those who put our communities at risk in this way.”

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