Sutton shop ‘was a front for a multi-million pound drug operation’

Nottingham Crown COurt.
Nottingham Crown COurt.

A Sutton shop was a front for a multi-million pound drug operation which spread across the north of England, a court has been told.

Protein Masters on King Street was used to store large amounts of amphetamine sulphate, a jury at Nottingham Crown Court was told today, Wednesday 25th July, with numerous defendants from Mansfield, Ashfield and across the north west of England faces multiple charges of producing and supplying class B drugs, and supplying class A drugs.

The shop was raided in July of last year by police who built up intelligence on the group.

In his opening speech for the prosecution, Adrian Langdale QC, described the operation as a ‘large industrial-scale production’ by a ‘sophisticated, organised group’.

He added: “It was based around the Sutton and Mansfield area but had a considerably further reach than that area.”

The trial continues.