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Bodmin Family Jailed Over Heroin Ring
5:25am 10th April 2013
(Updated 5:25am 10th April 2013)
Prison sentences have been handed to three generations of a Bodmin family that formed part of a heroin ring.
Gran Teresa Wood was found with fifty thousand pounds worth of the drug stashed next to a bag of pasties.
The 63 year old from Furze Hill will serve four years in jail for conspiracy to supply. She had claimed a mystery man threw the package into the car, as they drove back from playing bingo in Torbay.
Husband Michael Wood, 75, received a six-and-a-half year sentence.
Forty-three year old son Ivan of Monument Way was jailed for nine years.
Brother, Calvin Wood, 41, and son twenty-four year old son, Jake Wood from Monument Way were given four years each.
Drugs were brought down from Liverpool to Torbay - before being distributed on to Bodmin.
Police Operation Raby spent two years tracking couriers as they shuttled packages of heroin into the southwest. It is thought around forty trips would have ferried £1m worth of the drug in.
The operation proved so profitable the ring was rebuilt despite arrests.
Sentencing, Judge Francis Gilbert said: "Ivan, you had a leading role in all three conspiracies, with the distribution in Bodmin being organised by you. You continued to run it after the arrest of Paul Corrigan in August 2010 and your parents in October of that year.
"Michael: you are 75 but were a very busy courier for your son, making some 14 trips to Torbay in three months.
"Teresa: you played a lesser role but the text messages you sent and received showed you were fully aware of what was going on.
"Jake: you are 24 and played a lesser role. Calvin: your role was significant but I assess it as lesser than your brother."
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