Drug dealers jailed for 32 months after arrests at Preston railway station

A pair of drug dealers have been jailed for more than five years after they were arrested at Preston railway station.

By Matthew Calderbank
Monday, 14th December 2020, 1:57 pm
Updated Monday, 14th December 2020, 2:10 pm

Jai Mistry, 23 and Jacob Murray, 24, both from Tameside, Greater Manchester, were arrested on a routine train patrol at Preston station in July 2018 when the conductor and other passengers alerted officers that the pair had been carrying drugs.

When approached by officers, both men admitted they were in possession of drugs and were subsequently arrested.

A search of the pair at Preston station revealed they were carrying nearly £3,000 worth of the illegal 'party drugs' MDMA and ketamine.

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Jacob Murray, 24, (left) and Jai Mistry, 23, were arrested at Preston station in July 2018 when the conductor and other passengers alerted officers that the pair were carrying drugs

Following an investigation by British Transport Police, the pair were charged and appeared at Preston Crown Court on Friday (December 11).

The court heard how information found on the defendants’ phones revealed the drugs were likely destined for the nightclub and festival scene and consisted of a considerable amount of MDMA and a small amount of ketamine.

Both Mistry, from Lyne View, Hyde, and Murray, of Florence Street, Droylsden, pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Supply Class A and Conspiracy to Supply Class B drugs.

The pair were each sentenced to 32 months in prison.

Jacob Murray, 24, of Florence Street, Droylsden, pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Supply Class A and Conspiracy to Supply Class B drugs and has been sentenced to 32 months in prison

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"Drugs will not be tolerated anywhere on the railway and officers will do everything in their power to bring prosecutions against those concerned with the supply of drugs.

"This sentence sends out a strong message regarding the consequences of travelling with controlled drugs on the rail network."

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Jai Mistry, 23, of Lyne View, Hyde pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Supply Class A and Conspiracy to Supply Class B drugs and has been sentenced to 32 months in prison

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