The sting began when the undercover officer arrived at the home of Jay Jay Mckay dressed in jeans, t-shirt, and wearing a hi-visibility vest with a parcel in his hand.

He rang the bell and waited for the door to be opened.

Hiding a few yards away were plain clothes officers armed with a battering ram.

When McKay looked through his bedroom window in Droylsden the ‘delivery man’ waved the parcel and beckoned him to come downstairs.

Jay Jay McKay
Jay Jay McKay

As soon as he opened the front door of the house in Droylsden, the delivery man and other officers stormed the property.

At Manchester Crown Court Mckay, 29, was sentenced to eight years’ jail after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

He was one of 30 people convicted after GMP smashed major drugs rings operating in north Manchester.

Top row (l-r) Brandon Holmes, Dale Murphy, Damian Day, Damien Edwards, Darren Archer, Edley Buchannan.Second row (l-r): Harry Free, Jack Scott, James Denton, James O’Leary, Jay Jay McKay, Jonathan Piper. Third row (l-r): Kane Campbell, Kieran Farrell, Kieran O’Leary, Mark Duffy, Matthew Clough, Michael Bradley. Bottom row: (l-r): Michael Gormley, Michael O’Leary, Paul Eccleston, Paul Gairns, Richard Hunter, Sean Edwards

GMP carried out dawn raids in the areas in February after complaints from local people about the extent and brazen nature of drug dealing on the streets by organised crime groups.

All of the dealers convicted played a role in the operation of drugs hotlines in different areas where people would place orders via telephone before meeting one of the suppliers who would make the drop in a car or on a bike.