Two people from Crewe charged following investigation into drug supply at Cheshire prison

By Ryan Parker

7th Jul 2022 | Local News

A 33-year-old Crewe man and 21-year-old Crewe woman are among the nine charged (Cheshire Constabulary).
A 33-year-old Crewe man and 21-year-old Crewe woman are among the nine charged (Cheshire Constabulary).

Detectives investigating the supply of drugs into a prison in Cheshire have now charged nine people - with two of them from Crewe.

In January 2021, detectives conducted five warrants in Crewe and Alsager following an investigation into the supply of drugs at HMP Risley, Warrington.

Following further enquiries, nine people have now been charged.

Thurlus Smith, 33, of Waldrons Lane, Crewe has been charged alongside Katie Bickerton, 21, of Barnabas Avenue within the town.

In January 2021, detectives conducted five warrants in Crewe and Alsager following an investigation into the supply of drugs at HMP Risley (Cheshire Constabulary).

The other seven charged are as follows:

  • Charlie Swann, 25, of no fixed address
  • Anita Swann, 54, of Meadow Lane, Liverpool
  • Nicole Sims, 26, of Lawton Road, Alsager
  • Daniel Johnson, 27, of Woodside Avenue, Alsager
  • Susan Dodd, 54, of Lawtongate Estate, Church Lawton
  • Aaron Dodd, 30, of Cartwright Road, Haslington
  • Matthew Cooke, 33, of Grove Court, Alsager

All been charged with acquiring criminal property.

All nine will appear at Warrington Magistrates' Court on 2 August 2022 (Cheshire Constabulary).

They have also been charged with conveying a list 'A' prohibited article into prison, conspiracy to supply Class A drugs (cocaine and heroin) and conspiracy to supply class B drug (cannabis resin).

All nine will appear at Warrington Magistrates' Court on 2 August 2022.

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