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Jail for trio who flooded Burnley and Brierfield with heroin
THREE drug dealers who supplied ‘significant amounts’ of heroin on the streets of Burnley and Brierfield have been jailed for a total of nine years five months.
Sabar Hussain, 32, from Chapel Street, Nelson, Neil Fraser, 30, from Padiham Road, Burnley and Stacey Jo Shackley, 22, from Grange Street, Burnley, pleaded guilty at Burnley Crown Court on Tuesday.
The trio were arrested on May 10 on Chapel Street, Brierfield, after they were seen acting suspiciously by officers from Pennine Divisions Targeted Crime Team (TCT).
They were interviewed and charged the following day.
Hussain was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A drug heroin and money laundering.
Fraser was given one year and eight months after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin and possession of an offensive weapon and Shackley was jailed for three years nine months after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin.
Sgt Martin Storey, from the TCT, said: “It was clear following the arrests that all three of the defendants played an important role in the distribution of significant amounts of heroin across the streets of East Lancashire and that they had been operating together for some time.”
In addition to the sentences handed out, officers from Burnley’s neighbourhood policing team obtained a Closure Order at a house on Grange Street, where some of the heroin had been distributed from.
The Order, which was granted by Burnley Magistrates means that the house will be closed for three months, during which time it will be an offence to remain in or enter the address.
Community Beat Manager PC Michelle Horne welcomed the closure order. She added: “The prison sentences, along with the closure order at the address will have a positive impact on the local residents. I encourage anyone with concerns about drug dealing in the area to contact us.”