Steve McNally successfully prosecutes cocaine and heroin gang case

July 26, 2016

In a gang case prosecuted by Exchange Chambers barrister Steve McNally, a gang who sold super strength cocaine and a kilo of heroin to undercover police officers have been jailed for a total of 55 years.

Merseyside Police recovered £21,000 of cocaine, £98,000 of heroin and £200,000 of cannabis in Operation Finberry between 2014 and 2015.

Covert officers snared nine members of the gang but other affiliates remain at large.

The judge passed the following sentences:

Ronald Fitzgibbon, 36, of Bempton Road, Aigburth, who admitted the heroin conspiracy, offering and supplying cocaine, supplying M-Cat and offering cannabis – 10 years.

Mohammed Jalil, 30, of The Spinnakers, Aigburth, who admitted heroin and cocaine conspiracies and supplying cannabis – seven years and four months.

Stephen Allen, 28, of Bardsay Road, Walton, who admitted the cocaine conspiracy and possession with intent to supply the drugs in his home – six years.

Athena Millen, 22, of Mendip Close, Halewood, who was found guilty of the cocaine conspiracy and admitted supplying cannabis – six years.

Razu Miah, 30, of Elaine Street, Toxteth, who admitted the cocaine conspiracy – three years.

Daniel Courtney, 25, of Ivy Avenue, Garston, who was found guilty of the heroin conspiracy – six and a half years.

John Kirk, 31, of Dugdale Road, Burnley, who admitted being involved in supplying cocaine, plus an attack on a police officer, who he ran over – 16 and a half years.

Michael Taggart, 28, of Calthorpe Street, Garston, who admitted the cocaine conspiracy – 4 years 8 months

Michael Johnson, 30, of Bullrush Drive, Wirral, who admitted cannabis production, – 16 months suspended for 2 years.