TWO men who “plagued” parts of the Whitehaven area by selling cocaine to others have been jailed for a total of almost eight years
Chad Jamieson, 24, and 23-year-old Jordan Anthony Thomas Malkinson sought to profit by peddling the drug in the Whitehaven area over a number of weekends during 2017.
Their illegal enterprise began to unravel after Malkinson was arrested last June in possession of cocaine, weighing scales, bags and cash. When his seized mobile phone was analysed, damning WhatsApp messages showed he and Jamieson had joined forces to regularly supply the illegal drug and share the financial rewards.
Carlisle Crown Court heard they referred to “pay day at Sellafield” while bidding to drum up business, and were aiming to “make serious coin”. A prosecutor told how the pair seemed to harbour hopes of splashing their criminally acquired cash on “partying, clothes and holidays”.
Jamieson was arrested in October. He had continued to deal during the autumn, and stashed £8,000 of the drug in a number of different locations.
Jamieson, of Nethertown Road, St Bees, and Malkinson, of The Larches, Egremont, each admitted conspiracy to supply the class A drug. Men of previous good character, they were sentenced today (MON) when Jamieson was jailed for four years nine months, and Malkinson for three years.
Passing sentence, Judge Peter Davies concluded that “parts of Whitehaven had been plagued” by the pair’s sale of what he called “appalling merchandise”.
“Both of you were involved in significant class A cocaine sale,” said Judge Davies, “and I am not going to tolerate that in this county.”