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A drug dealer living the high life with an upscale City Centre apartment and top-of-the-range vehicle has been jailed

Angus McBeath

McBeath received his sentence this week at Manchester Crown Court. His co-defendant, Connor Turner, from Crewe in Cheshire, received a suspended sentence.

  • Angus McBeath (27/04/1992), of Owen Street in the City Centre, has been sentenced to three years nine months in prison
  • A search of his City Centre apartment revealed almost quarter-of-a-million pounds in cash
  • We seized a Range Rover valued at approximately £70,000, and an Audi RS4 valued at £77,000

McBeath received his sentence this week at Manchester Crown Court. His co-defendant, Connor Turner, from Crewe in Cheshire, received a suspended sentence.

The court heard how, on the morning of Wednesday 8 March 2023, GMP searched McBeath’s address in South Tower, Owen Street after waking him up with an early morning warrant.

The search found cash of £237,035, which was subsequently seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) 2002.

Cannabis was also found during the search, as was a top-of-the-range Range Rover. In the Range Rover was a parking ticket for nearby Hacienda Apartments, which led police to another apartment. A search warrant was obtained and within this apartment, police found over 10kgs of cannabis stored in multiple cardboard boxes, as well as an Audi RS4 which had been paid for in cash, valued at £77,000.

Also found were two machines used for sealing packaging and thousands of small, empty cannabis branded packages. McBeath was subsequently charged on Thursday 9 March 2023 with possession with intent to supply of class B drugs (cannabis) and possession of criminal property.

DC Paul Elkin of the Challenger Team in central Manchester said: “Today’s result is another step closer to shutting down the operations of these people and gangs who think it’s okay to sell drugs on the streets of Manchester.

“The Challenger Team reaches across every district in Greater Manchester, and we are committed to tackling this crime that destroys the lives of vulnerable people and is a blight within our communities.

“We work closely with our partners to obtain and act upon intelligence and we want to make it clear that if you deal drugs, you are going to get caught and you are going to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

“If you have any concerns about potential drug dealing happening within your community, we are asking that you come forwards and report it to us. We will listen and investigate your concerns.”

Reports can be made by dialling 101, through LiveChat function on our website, www.gmp.police.uk or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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