A HAIRDRESSER who ran a cocaine and heroin network with her boyfriend bragged their drugs were “rocket fuel” in brazen texts.
Jade Hughes, 33, boasted the stash would leave users “active as f**k” after taking over the running of a narcotics hotline.
Jade Hughes ran a drug network with her boyfriend[/caption]
She and removal man Jonathan Hughes sent so-called ‘flare’ messages[/caption]
She and her removal man boyfriend Jonathan Hughes, 32, regularly bombarded prospective buyers with so-called “flare” messages.
These included texts about “rapid drops” as the pair flooded Cheshire with heroin and crack cocaine.
Jade Hughes, who has a teen son, was jailed for four years and eight months after admitting being concerned in the supply of heroin and crack.
Her lover was caged for 32 months after admitted similar offences.
Chester Crownheard it is not clear how much the pair, who share the same surname but aren’t married, made from selling .
Ainvestigation was launched in November 2022 when officers seized two phones from Jade Hughes during a search of a home on an unrelated matter.
Officers discovered messages that were “indicative of drug supply”.
In response to one message asking if she was “on drops”, the hairdresser said: “Yes what you want mate?”
also found various mobile numbers that had sent out the bragging “flare” messages that were linked to the couple.
Prosecutor Will Griffin said: “Jonathan and Jade are in a relationship and both play a significant role.
“There is operational or management function within a chain and there was also expectation of substantial financial advantage.”
Police searching Jonathan Hughes’ home found digital scales, torn plastic bags and knots, abag with remnants of white powder and an SIM Card Package relating to a mobile phone.
There was also a hoard of drug paraphernalia in Jade Hughes’ house. At the time, she was on a suspended sentence for possession ofand drug-driving.
Thewas told there was “no evidence of an extravagant lifestyle” paid for by selling the .
Instead, the couple appeared to be using theto fund their own addictions.
Sentencing, Judge Simon Berkson told them:“You were both involved in supplying drugs and addicted to drugs.
“You know better than most people how drugs ruin people’s lives.”
The mum-of-one took over the drug hotline[/caption]
She bragged their drugs were ‘rocket fuel’[/caption]
Hughes had a hoard of drug paraphernalia at her home[/caption]
Jonathan Hughes was jailed for 32 months[/caption]