Skegness

Family drug operation busted by undercover police

A Skegness woman who involved her son in a cocaine and heroin drugs operation has been jailed for four years.

Mary Jane Wilson, 39, was caught supplying heroin and cocaine onto the streets of Skegness by undercover police.

Passing sentence at Lincoln Crown Court, Judge John Pini QC told Wilson: “This offending is seriously aggravated by the fact that she involved her teenage son.

“Her parenting, if that is the right word, of that boy is an utter disgrace. Mason had a very troubled childhood and was undoubtedly failed by his mother.

“He began using drugs at 14. It is plain that at the hands of his mother he has been given a shocking start in life and was exposed to drugs at an early age.

“He was quite literally brought up in a drug den.”

The judge said that Mary Jane Wilson was at the heart of the drug dealing offering to supply customers on a 24/7 basis.

Wilson was previously jailed for five and half years in October 2013 for supplying heroin.

Matthew Parsley, Jack Mahl and Steven Barnes.

The judge added: “This was organised street dealing pursued methodically and enthusiastically.”

Mary Jane Wilson, 39, formerly of Skegness and now of no fixed address, was jailed for four years and seven months after admitting conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine.

Wilson’s partner Jack Mahl, 24, was jailed for three years.

Her son, Mason Wilson, 19, of Sundial Way, Skegness, was given 16 months at a young offenders’ institution.

Matthew Parsley, 28, of Low Edges Crescent, Sheffield; and Steven Barnes, 43, of no fixed address, were each jailed for four years.

Katy Murray, 25, of Firbeck Avenue, Skegness was given a 15 month jail sentence suspended for two years.

Five of the defendants admitted conspiracy to to supply drugs between July and September 2017.

Barnes denied conspiracy but was found guilty by a jury following a trial.

Andrew Peat, prosecuting, said Mary Jane Wilson was “the hub” of a drug supply operation dealing with customers in Skegness, Ingoldmells and Mablethorpe.

During a three month period she was chauffeured by Barnes taking drugs to her customers and to Sheffield where she restocked with supplies.

The extent of the drug trade was revealed by an under cover police operation.

During the covert operation the officers were offered drugs by Mary Jane Wilson who then supplied them.

At the end of the case Judge Pini praised the work of the under cover officers saying “The public owe a debt of gratitude to them.

“They put themselves repeatedly in a dangerous position. They are deserving of the highest praise.”