Our regulatory and criminal justice solicitor Priscilla Addo-Quaye has recently secured the acquittal of a man who was facing serious drugs supply charges, which would have incurred a lengthy prison sentence if convicted.
The man, who was one of seven defendants, was charged with conspiracy to supply class B controlled drugs and conspiracy to evade the ban on the importation of class B drugs.
The prosecution alleged that the defendants conspired together to import drugs from China and then processed them and disguised them as ‘legal highs’ which were then sold from a shop in Lincoln.
Several undercover police officers attended the shop on a number of occasions with secret cameras and purchased various products. They alleged the products contained banned substances.
Throughout the case, the client and his co-defendants denied they were supplying and importing drugs.
The case recently went to trial at Lincoln Crown Court and our client – and all the defendants – were found not guilty by the jury.