Four men involved in the large scale supply of cocaine in Warrington have been sentenced to a total of almost 34 years in prison.
Wesley Williamson, Robert Musson, John Large and Uktu Tig were all sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday 25 October after earlier pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine.
Their drug conspiracy was uncovered following a four month covert operation by Cheshire Police’s Serious and Organised Crime unit (SOCU).
Between June and October 2018 the men are believed to have supplied up to 20kg of cocaine on a regular basis.
Williamson used his own home as a safe house and the gang also used an address on Biggin Court to store and package the drugs. Detectives recovered large amounts of cocaine, cutting equipment and encrypted mobile phones used as part of their criminal business.
All of the men had significant roles within the organised crime group where they would source, store and supply the cocaine to other criminal networks.
Tig was seen as a trusted courier who on a number of occasions travelled to Liverpool to collect cocaine and then deliver it to the safe houses in Warrington.
Detective Chief Inspector Mike Evans, of the Serious and Organised Crime Unit, said: “These men were well-known in Warrington predominantly for their involvement in the wholesale supply of cocaine. They each played a pivotal role in controlling the drug market and reaped the rewards by gaining substantial profits.
“The cocaine business can appear lucrative, however the downfall is far greater. We are determined to relentlessly pursue and disrupt those who think there is a place for organised crime in Cheshire.”
Large, aged 32, of Fairbrother Crescent in Warrington was told he will serve eight years and nine months, 32-year-old Williamson of Grasmere Avenue was sentenced to nine years, Tig, aged 32, of Lilac Crescent in Runcorn, will serve six years and nine months and 34-year-old Musson, of Bernard Avenue in Appleton, was jailed for nine years.
Paul Jones, aged 39, of Biggin Court in Warrington pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine and was sentenced to four years at Liverpool Crown Court at an earlier hearing.