Jail for Doncaster member of ‘Full Metal Jacket’ drugs gang

Brent Padgett, dob 5/5/83, of Ludwell Hill, Barnburgh, Doncaster, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine, MCat, Class A drug (other than cocaine,) Class B drug (other than MCat,) conspired to supply cocaine and MCat between 1/8/12 and 26/9/12, sentenced to 16 years.
Brent Padgett, dob 5/5/83, of Ludwell Hill, Barnburgh, Doncaster, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine, MCat, Class A drug (other than cocaine,) Class B drug (other than MCat,) conspired to supply cocaine and MCat between 1/8/12 and 26/9/12, sentenced to 16 years.

A man from Barnburgh, Doncaster, has been jailed for his role in a multi-million pound drugs trafficking and money laundering gang, which took nicknames from a famous film.

Brent Padgett, 30, of Ludwell Hill, was sentenced to 16 years prison after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine, MCat, and other drugs. He was one of eight men sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court.

The case revealed the drugs, imported into the country, were estimated to be worth more than £25 million and distributed around the north of England. Some gang members took nicknames from the film Full Metal Jacket.

The investigation, led by South Yorkshire Police involved a number of forces, the Serious and Organised Crime Agency and other foreign law enforcement agencies. Raids were carried out last August. Police had previously found parts of a number of hydraulic scissor lifts in the London and Barnsley areas, believed to have been imported from Mexico and used to store high-purity cocaine.

In all, seven of the gang pleaded guilty, with one standing trial and being found guilty at Sheffield Crown Court at the beginning of June.

Richard Norman Stead, 45, of Greenfoot Lane, Barnsley, was found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine and MCat, after a trial, and sentenced to 21 years. Image attached. The other defenants pleaded guilty were:

Michael Dyson, 41, last known address in the Netherlands, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to evade the prohibition on the importation of cocaine, conspiracy to supply cocaine, MCat, Class A drug (other than cocaine) and Class B drug (other than MCat), sentenced to 18 years.

Paul Robinson, 35, of Magnolia Close, Shafton, Barnsley, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to evade the prohibition on the importation of cocaine, conspiracy to supply cocaine, MCat, Class A drug (other than cocaine,) Class B drug (other than MCat,) conspiracy to conceal the proceeds of crime and conspiracy to convert the proceeds of crime, sentenced to 18 years.

Tristan Clarke, 28, of Glen Road, Sheffield, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine, MCat, Class A drug (other than cocaine) and Class B drug (other than MCat;), sentenced to 12 years.

Joseph Brian Fawcett, 26, of Montgomery Road, Sheffield, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine, MCat, Class A drug (other than cocaine) and Class B drug (other than MCat;), sentenced to 12 years.

Anthony Urban, 35, of Eastfield Road, High Wycombe, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to evade the prohibition on the importation of cocaine, conspiracy to supply cocaine and conspiracy to conceal the proceeds of crime, sentenced to 12 years.

Frazer Guest, 36, of Handley Road, Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine, MCat, Class A drug (other than cocaine) and Class B drug (other than MCat), sentenced to 12 years.