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Shawn Campbell, Darren Duncan, Gabriel Byrne, Vincent Heaney, Anton Glasgow, Tristan Brennan, Tyrone Mitcham, Colin Liburd, Shane Dunwell, Yannick Ntantu,10 men from Leeds drug gang which flooded city with £127,000 of heroin and cocaine jailed for 40 years Shawn Campbell, Darren Duncan, Gabriel Byrne, Vincent Heaney, Anton Glasgow, Tristan Brennan, Tyrone Mitcham, Colin Liburd, Shane Dunwell, Yannick Ntantu, TONY GARDNER Email Published: 08:30 Saturday 14 October 2017 0 HAVE YOUR SAY UNDERCOVER police smashed a highly organised drug ring in an operation aimed at stamping out the “despair and misery” caused by heroin and crack cocaine in a Leeds community. Gang members flooded the streets of Chapeltown and Harehills with £127,000 worth of class A drugs over a four month period by operating the ‘Paranoid Pete Line’. Leeds Crown Court Leeds Crown Court heard the “sophisticated and professional” operation was controlled by three men who arranged drug deals on the streets on a 24-hour basis. Dava Mackay, prosecuting, said: “It was called the Paranoid Pete Line’ due to the lengths dealers would go to to avoid detection. “The Crown say this hands-on approach minimised the number of people involved and maximised profits. “If people didn’t use correct code words people would hang up.” Ten defendants were sentenced to a total of more than 40 years. Six other men are to be sentenced at later dates. Mr Mackay said the operation was launched in a bid to target the impact of drugs on the community. He said: “Crimes such as murder, kidnap, burglary and robbery are all regularly linked to this trade.” Two of the men at the head of the operation, Shawn Campbell and Darren Duncan, were each jailed for six years, four months, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine. A third man, Errol Powell, is still at large after fleeing the UK before he was arrested. Gang members were arrested after undercover officers posing as drug addicts bought heroin and crack cocaine from dealers. Between October of last year and March this year around 20,000 calls were made to the Paranoid Pete Line and around 5,000 drug deals were made. It is estimated that around two kilograms of heroin and crack cocaine were sold, with a street value of £127,000.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/10-men-from-leeds-drug-gang-which-flooded-city-with-127-000-of-heroin-and-cocaine-jailed-for-40-years-1-8804508

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