Man who gave drug dealing testimony during murder trial jailed
September 25, 2012, 2:27 pm
A man who told a court about his drug dealing empire during a murder trial has been jailed.
Milad Finn (12/02/1988), of Stanley Road, Cheadle, admitted conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine, production of cannabis, converting criminal property and encouraging or assisting the commission of offences.
At Minshull Street Crown Court on Monday 24 September 2012, he was jailed for six years.
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While giving evidence during a trial into the murder of Junaid Khan – for which Finn was charged and subsequently acquitted – Finn made extensive admissions regarding his drug dealing activities, which he put forward to explain evidence against him.
Following the trial, court transcripts were obtained and a thorough investigation was launched by detectives from the Major Incident Team.
Transcripts revealed how Finn told the court that his first contact with illegal drugs was from the age of 15 and that he dealt heroin and crack cocaine on behalf of someone else.
Finn explained how he went on to set up his own drug dealing empire and went into detail about mixing agents he would buy to maximise his profits.
As his orders grew, Finn told the court how he imported large quantities of caffeine and Benzocaine to act as mixing agents from China as well as sourcing similar products from within the UK.
Finn did not disclose how much cash he had made from is criminal enterprise, but told the court he earned substantial amounts and spent large amounts. By his own admission, the figures given during his testimony put the amount of cash he received from his criminal endeavours in excess of £340,000.
Following his acquittal, detectives were able to corroborate the details provided by Finn during his testimony.
An investigation into Finns financial affairs is ongoing.
Detective Sergeant Mark Lucas, said: “By his own admissions Finn started dealing drugs at 15 before expanding and setting up on his own.
“He quickly established himself as a prominent dealer across our region and is worryingly at ease sourcing and distributing large amounts of class A drugs and adulterants.
“While we cant quantify the amounts of drugs or cash that passed hands while he ran his criminal enterprise, the figures for both are undoubtedly substantial.”