A woman who lived a lavish lifestyle as she ran her gangster boyfriend's cocaine and cannabis empire while he was in prison has today been jailed for three years.
Jamey-Leigh Brook-Parkinson, 27, recruited her mother Wendy Brook, 47, to deal drugs to her friends and planned to exploit her beauty salon to launder money.
Brook-Parkinson was in constant contact with her jailed boyfriend, who cannot be named for legal reasons, who taught her how to operate the drugs business.
In the messages, sent after her boyfriend illegally acquired a Zantec mobile phone, he explained where Brook-Parkinson could obtain equipment and told her which scales to use to measure substances.
They also discussed 'building our empire,' with one text from Brook-Parkinson reading: 'I'm trying to do it so you don't have to start from the bottom when you're home.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'100 per cent babe will get everything back on. Babe we'll smash it. You're nearly out so f**k it.'
Jamey-Leigh Brook-Parkinson (above), 27, recruited her mother Wendy Brook, 47, to deal drugs to her friends and planned to exploit her beauty salon to launder money
Manchester Crown Court also heard how Brook-Parkinson splashed thousands on designer clothing while running the drugs empire, including a £510 pair of Valentino trainers.
She was arrested at her home in Clifton, Salford, during a raid in which Greater Manchester Police seized cocaine worth £2,075, mobile phones, and packaging.
The mother-of-two admitted conspiracy to supply cocaine and cannabis and was jailed for three years.
Brook admitted being concerned in the supply of cannabis and was ordered to complete a 12 month community order and 100 hours unpaid work.
Police began investigating the drugs operation after Brook-Parkinson's boyfriend was locked up for 32 months in April 2019.
The man became angry that his colleagues were branching out on their own while he served time at Forest Bank jail, and urged his girlfriend to help him run the drugs operation, the court heard.
In illicit messages the pair spoke about 'building our empire,' and the 33-year-old even transferred Brook-Parkinson £500 to go on a hen trip from inside.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Brook-Parkinson was in constant contact with her jailed boyfriend, who cannot be named for legal reasons, who taught her how to operate the drugs business. Pictured: Wendy Brook
Brook-Parkinson (above) was arrested at her home in Clifton,