Cleethorpes woman jailed

Lesley Mooney sentenced for drug dealing and handling stolen goods

25 Jan 2018

55 year-old Lesley Jayne Mooney was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in jail today.

She found herself in this situation because she pleaded guilty at an earlier court hearing to possession with intent to supply class A drugs and for handling stolen goods.

On 13 March 2017 we served a warrant at her home on Brereton Avenue in Cleethorpes, when we entered the address we found her holding a black plastic parcel with a number of wraps of drugs inside.  She was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs and on suspicion of money laundering as she also had a large quantity of cash in her handbag.

A full search of Lesley Mooney’s home was carried out and we found a huge quantity of what we suspected to stolen goods.  Among the property discovered were dozens of shopping bags full of boxed watches, makeup, deodorants, chocolate, DVDs, candles, electric toothbrushes, clothes, boxed toys, children’s clothing and baby milk along with a boxed iron, hair clippers, coffee, a Dyno saw and a Milwaukee drill.  In all there were over 2000 of individual items.

Officers who conducted the search of the property recorded their findings and we are now able to show some of this footage.

Sergeant Dan Healey of Cleethorpes Community Policing Team said: “Drugs and drug related crime including theft and handling stolen goods have a very negative impact on communities and we will always work hard to tackle this. 

“I am pleased that the courts have passed this sentence today which should serve as a warning to others that drug dealing will not be tolerated and we will work with the courts to take dealers off the streets. 

“I hope that the community are reassured by the result today and continue to support us in tackling criminality.

“I would encourage anyone with any information about drug dealing, theft of handling stolen goods to contact us by calling 101. You can also report information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”