Tuesday 14 January 2014
Ciaran John William Winterflood a 22 year old local man appeared before the Guernsey Royal Court on Monday 13 January 2014. Winterflood pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply to another the Class A drug 6-monoacetylmorphine (131.6 grms) more commonly known as 6-MAM, an ester of morphine, the Class B drug Cannabis Resin (1.415 kgrm) and the Class B drug Amphetamine (86 grms).
Winterflood was sentenced to 9 years imprisonment.
The total quantity of Controlled Drugs would have had a potential local resale value of between £73,130.00 and £120,740.00.
On Wednesday 25th September 2013, as part of drug trafficking investigation the Guernsey Border Agency together with the Guernsey Police arrested Winterflood. He had been observed leaving a wooded area in Colborne Road carrying a rucksack. On seeing officers, Winterflood ran away and threw the rucksack into a nearby car park before being arrested. The rucksack was searched and found to contain the illegal substances.
Whilst summing up, Judge Finch said that Winterflood's story was inherently unlikely to a large degree and that people who look to make money from the drug trade are leeches on society.
Winterflood's sentence is to run from the date of his arrest.
6-monoacetylmorphine or 6-MAM is an ester of morphine specifically a mono-acetate giving the user the same effects as Heroin and would have been sold as Heroin.
Law Enforcement are always grateful for any assistance given by members of the public in identifying people involved with smuggling or supplying controlled drugs in the Bailiwick; information can be given by contacting the Confidential Drugline on 0800 318 318.