Renewed appeal to find wanted woman Emily MacArthur
Police are again appealing for help to locate wanted woman Emily MacArthur who has pleaded guilty to supplying controlled drug spice into prisons and importing class A drugs from Jamaica.
MacArthur, 31, from Trowbridge, Wiltshire, was last seen in February in Bristol. She was on bail for the offences and failed to attend Swindon Crown Court on 27 April. A court warrant was issued for her arrest.
Her former boyfriend Dennis Obasi, 27, appeared at Swindon Crown Court today (11 November) and was sentenced to 11 years and seven months for conspiring with MacArthur to supply drugs into prisons, as well as other offences.
MacArthur has previously been based in Bristol, Frome and Trowbridge. She is also known to regularly visit London and Luton.
DCI Charlotte Tucker from the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit said: “Emily MacArthur has admitted conspiring with Obasi to supply substantial amounts of spice into prisons, including HMP Peterborough where he was imprisoned and HMP Bristol.
“The pair were arrested at a flat in Trowbridge which was essentially being used as a factory to produce spice and send fake confidential legal letters soaked in the substance to prisoners. More than £50,000 worth of spice powder, 100-plus pieces of paper soaked in the drug, fake legal stamps, piles of envelopes and further letters were found.
“Today, Dennis Obasi was sentenced for his offences; I hope people will come forward with information to help us ensure MacArthur, too, is brought to justice.”
MacArthur has also pleaded guilty to importing cocaine from Jamaica after three separate parcels addressed to her at different locations in Frome and Bristol were stopped by UK Border Force.
She is described as a white woman, 5ft 2 inches tall, large build, who when last seen had long black hair, though in the past she has dyed her hair blonde.
She has several tattoos, including a swallow, heart and flower on her left wrist; a frog, lilies and the wording ‘Live through this’ on her right arm; an anchor on her back; a skull and flower on the right-hand side of her chest; a peacock on her right leg; and a symbol on her right foot.
She is not considered a risk to the public.
If you know where MacArthur is call 999, ask for Wiltshire Police, and quote reference 54200017476. Or call 101 with any other information.