Ten people deny being members of major cocaine-peddling ring in Wigan
Ten people have denied being members of a major cocaine-peddling ring in Wigan.
The accused, some of whom are related to each other, are charged with conspiring with others to supply the class A substance. Charges against some of the older suspects stretch back almost a decade and continue through to June last year.
They are from Ashton unless otherwise stated. Standing before a Bolton Crown Court judge were Michael Talbot, 40, of Hamilton Road; Victoria Talbot, 45, of Kilburn Avenue; Anthony Whittaker, 54, of Moxon Way; George Witter, 19, of Hardwick Road; Marc Talbot, 48, of HMP Manchester; Thomas Tither, 63, of Ince Green Lane, Ince; Cameron Talbot, 23, of Langholm Road; Jane Witter, 36, of Trinity Gardens; David Barnes, 47, of Tenbury Driver; and Paul Witter, 42, of HMP Manchester.
Marc Talbot and Paul Witter are each further charged with acquiring, using or having possession of criminal property, namely money. A trial date of September 21 was set for eight of the defendants while Victoria and Cameron Talbot will be tried separately on November 8.
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