BT engineer, 33, caught supplying cocaine, heroin and cannabis

‘Cheers brother!’: ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ BT engineer, 33, who volunteered to deliver medication and food to the elderly during lockdown was caught supplying cocaine, heroin and cannabis via Encrochat when he sent this picture to a friend

  • Daniel Wilson from Merseyside, supplied cocaine, heroin, cannabis across UK
  • Police raided his home in March and found £1,753.49 in cash as well as drugs
  • Earlier this week the BT engineer, 33, was jailed for seven years and eight months

A BT engineer who led a double life as a drug dealer and bragged about how much cocaine he was selling in text messages was caught after sending a picture to a friend.

Daniel Wilson, 33, from Merseyside, volunteered to deliver medication and food for the vulnerable during the coronavirus lockdown.

But, after encrypted messaging service EncroChat was cracked, it was revealed Wilson was also supplying cocaine, heroin and cannabis across the UK.

Police were able to identify Wilson as the user of one particular handle in the chat after he sent a friend a photograph of himself in his garden and wrote ‘Cheers brother’. 

Officers raided Wilson’s Wirral home in March and found £1,753.49 in cash in his bedroom, a set of scales and two bags of cocaine weighing 33.63g and 10.07g respectively.

Police also discovered just under one kilogram of cannabis, worth up to £14,865, stashed under the seat of Wilson’s Range Rover.

Wilson admitted conspiracy to supply cocaine, heroin and cannabis and conspiracy to convert criminal property.

He also admitted possession with intent to supply cocaine and cannabis and possession of criminal property following the raid.

Earlier this week he was jailed for seven years and eight months.

BT engineer Daniel Wilson, from Merseyside, who led a double life as a drug dealer and bragged about how much cocaine he was selling in text messages was caught after sending a picture (above) to a friend

During his trial at Liverpool Crown Court it was revealed that Wilson – using the username Normalair – would discuss the price of cocaine with other dealers and on one occasion boasted: ‘My mate from the over the water will be cheaper always 10/10 Colo’.

In another message to a dealer, Wilson bragged ‘I’ve been doing three – five a week. Works been decent’ – meaning he had dealt between three and five kilograms of cocaine in a single week.

When asked on chat what ‘stamps’ of cocaine he had dealt Wilson replied: ‘d1, patek ones, LV, Chanel been decent. Rolex was not as good.’

In another message Wilson, talking about the quality of cocaine, said: ‘My pal in Dubai should be getting them weekend/early next week. Lovely ones mates. 10/10’.

Prosecuting, Charles Lander explained that police were able to identify Wilson as the user of the handle after he sent another Encrochat user a picture of himself in his garden and wrote ‘Cheers brother’.

Police raided Wilson’s Wirral home on March 16 this year, where they found £1,753.49 in cash in his bedroom, a set of scales and two bags of cocaine weighing 33.63g and 10.07g respectively.

Officers also discovered just under one kilogram of cannabis, worth up to £14,865, stashed under the seat of Wilson’s Range Rover.

Philip Astbury, defending, said Wilson had an ‘impressive work record’ but following a bereavement became addicted to gambling which ‘spiralled out of control’.

Mr Astbury said despite his work record Wilson used loan sharks and fell into debt, which he was then given the opportunity to pay back through drug dealing.

He said there was a ‘certain amount of bravado and exaggeration’ with the amounts of drugs he told others he dealt.

The court heard during lockdown Wilson worked as a volunteer delivering food and medication to the vulnerable and elderly – around the same time he bragged about his kilogram cocaine deals on EncroChat.


Wilson (left and in mugshot, right) admitted conspiracy to supply cocaine, heroin and cannabis and conspiracy to convert criminal property. He also admitted possession with intent to supply cocaine and cannabis and possession of criminal property following the raid

Wilson, 33, was sentenced earlier this week to seven years and eight months behind bars following his trial at Liverpool Crown Court (pictured)

Wilson, of Poulton, Wirral, admitted conspiracy to supply cocaine, heroin and cannabis and conspiracy to convert criminal property.

He also admitted possession with intent to supply cocaine and cannabis and possession of criminal property following the raid at his home.

The judge, Recorder David O’Mahony, said: ‘The prosecution accepts you may have exaggerated on occasions.’

The judge added that he did seem to have built up trust with others as ‘someone who could source these multi kilogram amounts’.

Recorder O’Mahony confirmed the accepted amounts of drugs Wilson dealt were five kilograms of cocaine, two kilograms of heroin and six kilograms of cannabis.

Wilson laundered £260,000 worth of money, the court heard.

The judge jailed Wilson for seven years and eight months on Monday, June 7.

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