Nine people deny running £3.8 million mephedrone factory in Farnworth
NINE people have denied involvement in a £3.8 million mephedrone factory in Farnworth.
The men and women appeared at Bolton Crown Court, where they all entered not guilty pleas to a range of charges relating to the alleged sale of 313kgs of the drug online after a raid on an industrial unit in Bloomfield Road, Farnworth.
Mephedrone is a class B drug which is also known as meow meow or bubble and became illegal in 2010.
A trial date has been scheduled for March 10 next year and the trial expected to last about six weeks.
Paula White, aged 44, of Stafford Road, Monton, is charged with conspiring to supply class A, B and C drugs.
Netta Hymanson, aged 62, of Circular Road, Prestwich, has been charged with conspiracy to supply class A, B and C drugs along with Aaron White, aged 20, of Croft Street, Salford; Christian White, aged 37, of Croft Street, Salford; Michaela Doyle, aged 42, of Tenbury Close, Salford; Sheena Jessop, aged 45, of Barwood Lea Mill, Grants Lane, Ramsbottom; Ian Mercer, aged 45, of Birch Road, Walkden; Rudi Chiu, aged 24, of Masson Place, Hornbeam Way, Manchester, and Rebecca Brooks, aged 32, of Circular Road, Prestwich.
Paula White also denies two charges of money laundering and Rebecca Brooks denies one money laundering charge.
Netta Hymanson denies a charge of possessing criminal property.
A pre-trial review hearing will be held on February 7 next year.