LAKE DRUG DEALER JAILED FOR 3 YEARS AFTER BORDER FORCE INTERCEPT HEROIN PACKAGES

21-year-old Ben Haxell from Lake has been jailed for 3 years for dealing Class A and Class B drugs on the Isle of Wight, including heroin, MDMA, ketamine, cocaine and cannabis.

Police were led to the front door of Haxell’s home in Lake Green Road in January last year when Border Force officials intercepted 3 heroin packages being imported into the country – all addressed to Haxell’s flat.

A lunchtime raid was carried out on 31st January 2020 and led to Haxell and his mother, Joanne, being arrested. The flat was searched from top to bottom, as well as a Ford KA parked outside, with officers discovering drugs worth over £4,300. An illegal taser device was also found, alongside a small amount of cash.

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18 months after the raid and the case has now been concluded at the Isle of Wight Crown Court – with both Ben and Joanne appearing in the dock.

The court heard how Joanne Haxell had been involved in some of the operation with over £9,500 transferred into her account as a result of selling cannabis. The money was later transferred to her son’s account, who then used it to purchase the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. On the whole, Joanne’s involvement in the overall operation was minimal.

48-year-old Joanne, a Post Office clerk, pleaded guilty to converting criminal property and being concerned in the supply of cannabis. She was handed a 2-year community order with 30 rehabilitation days attached, with a £90 surcharge to pay.

Ben Haxell previously pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of ecstasy, heroin, LSD, ketamine and cannabis, as well as converting criminal property and possession of an electrical weapon. He was sentenced to 3 years behind bars and must pay a £181 surcharge.

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All of the offences occurred between 2nd January 2019 and 29th February 2020 and are said to have been brought about from Ben’s own drug habit, which spiralled out of control.

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Alex1
Alex1
13 days ago

A massive “well done” to all the Police Officers and others involved in bringing these two scummy losers to justice. Yet again the Island Police catch these despicable people. Well done to the Isle of Wight Police and THANK YOU.

Terry G
Terry G
13 days ago

What a pair of dirty scumbags. I hope she’s sacked as she’s obviously morally flawed and never to be trusted again. How many lives have the ruined? Absolute low-life’s.

Ben Churches
Ben Churches
Reply to  Terry G
12 days ago

How many parcels did she send out with drugs inside being a Post Office Clerk

Sunshine
Sunshine
13 days ago

He looks as if he’s as thick as they come or is it a result of too much class A? Either way, good job in putting this scum bag drug dealer away. If the picture is him with his mother, you must be so proud, NOT. Embarrassed and ashamed, you should be.

White top
White top
13 days ago

One word for this pondlife, scum, glad he is off the streets.

dot
dot
12 days ago

he should have got 6 years and she should have got 3

Bob
Bob
Reply to  dot
12 days ago

I couldn’t agree more – scum!

Paul
Paul
12 days ago

Is this the tip of the iceberg i hope you catch all the scum that deal in people’s death and misery if i get to know where one is dealing from i would not batter a eyelid to grass them up.well done

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
12 days ago

to be fair, he does look like a right dunce. I wonder whose boyfriend he will be in jail, as he has that thick as mince, soon to be passed around look about him.

Ed Down
Ed Down
12 days ago

A Ford Ka……. Ah I get it throw the police of the scent by buying something other than an Audi. Cunning I see what you did there

Inadequate sentences
Inadequate sentences
12 days ago

Yet again the sentences are far too lenient.
Drug dealing will not reduce until there is more of a deterrent.
How many lives have they ruined.
HMRC now need to see how much tax they owe , the hopefully the rest of their profit will be confiscated.
The stun gun possession is extremely serious.

Overner
Overner
Reply to  Inadequate sentences
12 days ago

Quite agree that the sentences are derisory. Bringing misery and related crime to the Island and he will be out in a year or so and she gets a ‘fine’ less than for illegal parking. Watch any of the fly-on-the-wall police documentaries and you will see people who behave atrociously and resist arrest and put other people’s lives in danger and cost tens of thousands pounds in damage and police time routinely get a joke sentence. It’s not the police, it’s CPS and sentencing policy. If ‘enlightened’ liberalism works, how come things are so bad?

bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
12 days ago

thats my boy so proud of him brings a tear to my eye…look at the vacant thickness of the scum another quality piece of …t mankind has produced..

bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
12 days ago

both dirty scum why did she not go to jail..

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