Cocaine dealer is jailed for more than seven years after police find picture of Christmas tree decorated with £20 notes on his phone and kilo of the class-A drug under his pillows

  • Marvin Porcelli, 47, decorated his Christmas tree with drugs and £20 notes 
  • Former carer was a ‘operational member’ of a Liverpool-based drug gang.
  • Criminals were involved in a “large, professional, and successful” operation
  • Porcelli was sentenced to seven years imprisonment at Liverpool Crown Court. 

He was a shameless criminal who enjoyed his exploits while decorating his Christmas tree with cash and drugs.

Marvin Porcelli took the photo of this tasteless, festive scene. The photograph was later recovered by police.

The evidence added to the long list of evidence that demonstrates his role in major drug gangs about to put Christmas behind bars.

Marvin Porcelli, pictured, was jailed for seven years and six months at Liverpool Crown Court after he admitted being involved in a 'large, professional, sophisticated, well-planned, well-organised and successful' drugs operation

Marvin Porcelli (pictured) was sent to Liverpool Crown Court for seven years, six months after admitting that he participated in a sophisticated, large-scale, professionally-planned, well organized, and highly successful drug operation.

Police recovered almost one kilo of cocaine after raiding Porcelli's partner's home in Wavertree area of Liverpool on March 1

After raiding Porcelli’s Wavertree home, Liverpool on March 1, police recovered nearly one kilo cocaine

Subsequent searches discovered this photograph of a Christmas tree decorated in £20 notes and packets of drugs

Subsequent searches discovered this photograph of a Christmas tree decorated in £20 notes and packets of drugs

Porcelli was an “operational role” in the network of criminals that Judge Anil Murray described as having ‘a large professional, sophisticated and well-organized, well-planned, well managed, successful operation’.

Liverpool Crown Court heard Murray implicated in drug storage, delivery, cut, and distribution for others. Judge Murray said that the conspiracy would not have happened without his actions.

Porcelli was connected to approximately 1 kg of cocaine when police raided the home of his partner in Wavertree (Liverpool), on March 1, this year.

Porcelli was seen by the officers as they forced their way in to his home. He replied, “Class A drugs.”

The two containers contained almost 500g cocaine and were found under the sheets of a bed in the subsequent searches. The drugs were given a combined estimated value of at least £37,000.

Three weeks after raiding his home on Gray Street in Bootle, officers found tick lists, wraps of white powder, and even one from Ralph Lauren shorts.

One of many phones that were also found was used to retrieve the photo of Christmas trees.

Porcelli admitted to conspiring in supply of cocaine, heroin, and cannabis.

According to the court, the 47-year old was a caregiver and was involved in crime due to his drug debts. However, he is now clean.

For seven years and six month, he was in prison.