Shirlie Duckworth successfully defends client in major drugs conspiracy

Following a trial lasting over six weeks, Miss Duckworth secured the acquittal of her client, Natalie Hanson, who was charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine and conspiracy to supply cannabis.

The prosecution alleged that over a period of almost five years, large quantities of  drugs had been transported from the Manchester area to North Wales where they were distributed by a network of local dealers.

A total of 32 defendants were charged in the conspiracy, of whom 9 contested the allegations.

Sentence will be passed on those defendants who pleaded guilty or were convicted during the week of the 6th April 2015.