Matt has been delivering expert evidence since 2006 at magistrates, youth and crown courts across the UK. Matt has a practical based background & has gained first hand knowledge of how drugs are used and supplied across the UK.
His prior Police service has provided him with a detailed understanding of the complexities of a drugs trafficking investigation from street level up to wholesale supply by organised crime groups.
His areas of expertise relate to drugs trafficking at all levels and include music events, HMP and organised crime across the UK. Over the past 5 years Matt has trained over 200 of the UK current Police experts and continues to do so, being fully aware of the requirements & responsibilities of the role of an independent expert.
Matt has worked in partnership settings and has extensive experience of this arena gaining first hand knowledge of substance use and supply from those involved.
Matt is able to comment on (but is not limited to) the following areas:
Valuation and overview of the most commonly encountered illicit drugs.
Evidence of opinion on possession and trafficking. & the roles of those involved.
Drug Identification / Purity and Adulterants
Drugs Trafficking & Cannabis Cultivation at all levels
Drug Use and & behaviour patterns
Drugs controlled under the MDA 1971
Interpretation of documentation (dealers lists), Images and slang terminology used.
HMP related drugs trafficking and use
Music event drugs trafficking and use