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Wanted drug conspirator Darren Henderson arrested following appeal

News   •   Aug 16, 2019 10:46 BST

A West Yorkshire man wanted by the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU) has handed himself into police after a media appeal circulated earlier this week.

52-year-old Darren Henderson of Monkswood Bank, Leeds, West Yorkshire was sentenced to seven years in prison in his absence on Monday 12 August after being found guilty of conspiracy to produce Class B amphetamine following a trial last month.

10 men and one women were last month sentenced to a total of 61 years and nine months in prison following two linked operations into the large-scale production of amphetamines.

Working alongside the National Crime Agency (NCA), the investigation centred around the creation of two illicit drug laboratories by criminals operating across the north of England.

He failed to appear for sentencing.

Henderson handed himself in and has been remanded in custody to appear at Preston Crown Court next Wednesday, 21 August to be additionally sentenced for the bail offence of Failing to Appear.