Three men arrested as part of major drugs operation in Northamptonshire receive jail sentences

(Right to left) James Boag, Dean Holloway have been sentenced after they were arrested as part of Operation Fever
(Right to left) James Boag, Dean Holloway have been sentenced after they were arrested as part of Operation Fever

Three men who were arrested as part of Northamptonshire Police’s biggest ever drugs operation have been jailed for a combined total of seven years.

James Boag, aged 42, Craig Running, aged 28, and Dean Holloway, aged 45, were all sentenced at Northampton Crown Court after they pleaded guilty to a number of charges concerning the supply of class A drugs.

Criag Running

Criag Running

The court heard that Boag, of Midland Road, Wellingborough, supplied a quantity of cocaine to undercover police officers on three occasions between November 2014 and February this year.

Holloway, of Glen Bank, Wellingborough, was described in court as the ‘facilitator’ of the drugs operation and put people in touch with drug dealers.

The court heard that Running had also directly supplied the undercover police officers with drugs.

The three men were arrested on April 29 as part of a series of raids by Northamptonshire Police as part of Operation Fever.

Recorder Christopher Tickle sentenced Boag, who he described as an “organiser of the drug deals” to three years in prison. He is likely to serve half before being released on licence.

Holloway was given a 20-month jail sentence and Running, of Newlands Place, Cumbernauld, was sentenced to 28 months in jail. They are also both likely to serve half their sentence before being released on licence.