After a woman’s drug-dealer boyfriend was jailed she took over the business, and even drafted her mum in to help.
Jamey-Leigh Brook-Parkinson got so bold she funnelled the profits back to her boyfriend, buying him Valentino trainers worth £500.
Brook-Parkinson, of Salford, also sent him images of perfume bottles filled with cash, with the caption: “My little stash box”.
The 27-year-old, was in constant contact with her partner, who cannot be named for legal reasons, who instructed her on how to operate the lucrative drug operation.
During the conspiracy, her mother Wendy Brook, 47, began dealing cannabis to her ‘circle of people’, and messages between the mother and daughter showed she too was involved.
The MEN reports that Brook-Parkinson pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to conspiracy to supply class A drugs and Brook, also of Swinton, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply B drugs.
Today (July 12) Brook-Parkinson was jailed, but her mother walked away from court with a community order.
Prosecuting, Henry Blackshaw told the court that Brook-Parkinson and the man were in a relationship and were messaging through text, Whatsapp and other apps backwards and forwards whilst he was remanded from 2019.
An investigation was launched after one of his ‘lieutenants’ was arrested for possession of class A drugs, the court heard.
As part of the investigation, it became clear to the police that Brook-Parkinson was involved through telephone contact by initially moving his money around for him.
The court heard that Brook-Parkinson began assisting in relation to the supplying of cocaine as he was ‘finding it difficult’ to run the operation from inside custody.
“The two of them together began to set up a separate cocaine supply business, with his instructions on how to set up the new cocaine supply plan,” the prosecutor said.
“He was instructing her on how to establish the business and search for revenue as well to coincide with his release from custody in August 2020.
“In the messages they talked about payments and suggested paying money to people who were clearly working for him.”
Sentencing Brook-Parkinson, the Recorder of Manchester, Judge Nicholas Dean QC, told her: “You would not be in trouble today, or before this court if not for your relationship with him.
“You did so, not just out of affection and loyalty to him as misguided and stupid as that is, but also because you enjoyed the benefits and advantages of money you generated by the business.
“You enjoyed having designer clothing and you enjoyed the lifestyle you were living.
Brook-Parkinson was jailed for three years, while Brook was sentenced to a 12 month community order, 15 days of rehabilitation activity requirements and 100 hours of unpaid work.
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