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Courier Simon Kinney jailed over pasty bag heroin conspiracy

  • 6 December 2013
  • From the section England
Simon Kinney
Simon Kinney admitted conspiracy to supply drugs

A man who plotted to supply heroin to a grandmother who hid drugs in a bag beside her Cornish pasties has been jailed for three years.

Simon Kinney, 49, previously admitted conspiracy to supply class A drugs at Exeter Crown Court.

Teresa Wood, from Bodmin, her husband, two sons, grandson and 11 others were jailed in April for their part in a £1m plan.

They plotted to bring heroin from Liverpool to Devon and Cornwall.

Kinney, of no fixed address, and the drugs gang were arrested and charged following a two-year surveillance operation by Devon and Cornwall Police.

The supply chain started in Liverpool and then passed through Torbay before the drugs were distributed over a wide area which included Tiverton, east Devon and Cornwall, the court was told.

Teresa Wood was caught with heroin with an estimated street value of £50,000, her trial at Exeter Crown Court was told earlier this year.

The heroin was found in her shopping bag alongside some Cornish pasties she had bought.

She was on the way back from what she claimed was a trip to Torquay and said the drugs had been "thrown" into the bag when she was not looking.

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