Drug trafficking raids: Cemaes Bay man in court

A man from Cemaes Bay has appeared in court following a series of dawn raids targeting ‘County Lines’ drug activity.

Fifteen people from Merseyside, North Wales and south west Scotland were charged with drug trafficking after searches took place at 24 properties last Thursday (5th September).

Anthony Fahy (27) is accused of conspiracy to supply cocaine and another unnamed class B drug. He appeared with six other men before magistrates in Llandudno on Saturday.

Three Merseyside men – Steven Dooley (32) and Shaun Dooley (30) from Walton, Liverpool and Jack Jones (27) from Crosby, were charged with conspiracy to supply heroin, cocaine, amphetamine and an unnamed class B drug between 1st January 2017 and 6th September 2019.

Another man, Colin Jones (48) of no fixed abode, faces the same charges and has also been accused of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.

The two other defendants are:

  • Leon Langford (43) of Garden City, Deeside – charged with conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine
  • Richard Anderson (46) of Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine

No applications were made for bail and the defendants were remanded in custody – they will appear again at Llandudno via video link on Thursday.


Meanwhile, extra police officers were brought in to provide security at Mold magistrates court where eight more defendants appeared on Saturday morning.

The court heard prosecutors would need the Attorney General’s permission before the cases could proceed to Crown Court because some of the alleged offences took place outside their jurisdiction in Scotland.

Two men were given conditional bail while three men and three women were remanded in custody until Thursday, when they will appear via videolink before magistrates in Wrexham.

The defendants are:

  • Dave Rawling (37) of Litherland, Liverpool, accused of seven charges of conspiracy to supply drugs and causing GBH with intent from May to June 2019.
  • Keith Furmedge (49) of Walton, accused of six charges of consipracy to supply heroin, cocaine and amphetamine from May to June 2019.
  • Patricia Massingham (49) of Walton, accused of six charges of conspiracy involving heroin, cocaine, cannabis and amphetamine.
  • Toni Stagg (21) of Shotton, charged with two counts of conspiracy involving heroin and cocaine.
  • Lisa Tinson (44) of Connah’s Quay, charged with two counts of conspiracy involving heroin and cocaine
  • Peter Powell (52) of Garden City, Deeside, charged with two counts of conspiracy involving heroin and cocaine – granted conditional bail
  • James Hughes (38) of Shotton, charged with two counts of conspiracy involving heroin and cocaine – granted conditional bail
  • Edward White (60) of Walton, Liverpool, accused of six charges of conspiracy to supply heroin, cocaine and amphetamine.

More than 300 police officers were involved in what was dubbed as ‘Operation Tide’, aimed at cracking down on cross-border serious and organised crime.

Following the court hearings, Superintendent Mark Pierce from North Wales Police said: ”The operation shows that there are no borders when it comes to protecting vulnerable members of the public and in prosecuting those who exploit others and deal drugs.”

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