17 May 2017
Three people have been charged with conspiracy to supply and conspiracy to export class A drugs after an illicit drugs factory in Morley was raided by officers from the National Crime Agency and West Yorkshire Police.
Jake Levene (21) from Tingley, Wakefield, Mandy Christopher Lowther (20) and Lee Childs (44) both from Morley, Leeds were arrested in April 2017 when officers linked them to the drugs.
Forensic examinations confirmed the synthetic opioid – Fentanyl – which is up to 100 times stronger than street heroin, and its analogue – Carfentanyl – which is 100 times stronger again were present in the factory.
All three have been bailed until 14 June 2017 where they will appear at Leeds Crown Court.
Greg McKenna, Regional Head of Investigations at the NCA said:
“Working in partnership with our law enforcement colleagues, we have responded to a UK-wide threat which has resulted in three people being charged with conspiracy to supply and exportation of class A drugs.
“Our investigation is still on-going and we will continue to share information and intelligence to protect the public”