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UK – Newcastle: DMT maker attracted attention of counter – terrorism unit because of large orders placed for precurser chemicals

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Drugs ‘connoisseur’ whose mind-bending substance-stash drew attention of terror cops back in court

Craig Lilley, 30, who was never actually involved in terrorism, was back at Teesside Crown Court after flouting rules of his order

Craig Lilley caught the attention of the North-east Counter-terrorism Unit after buying a range of chemicals online.

Lilley admitted producing a Class A drug, 144ml of the hallucinogenic DMT in 36 test tubes and also admitted possessing 13 more Class A to C drugs including DMT, mescaline, mephedrone and crystal MDMA in hundreds of tablets, doses or in powder.

Phones, computers and equipment “generally associated with the production and use of controlled drugs” were seized from the home on June 15, 2018.

Officers found searches relating to drugs production, but there was no evidence of dealing.

In July, Lilley was given a one-year jail term suspended for two years with 20 days’ rehabilitation activity and 150 hours’ unpaid work for the offences.

But on Thursday, the 30-year-old once again found himself in the dock at Teesside Crown Court.

The court was told that Lilley failed to notify the authorities of a change of address, putting him in breach of his conditions.

But Nicci Horton, defending him, said Lilley had faced difficulties when trying to notify the relevant people and had sent an email and made a couple of calls.

She said that all correspondences Lilley was supposed to receive, were sent to his previous address.

https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/drugs-connoisseur-whose-mind-bending-19352414

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