May 18 2012 By Jack Griffith
TWO drug dealers involved in the cold-blooded murder of a customer with a machine gun have been jailed for a total of 51 years.
Anthony Small, 32, (top) and Max Feliciano, 27, were both sentenced today (Friday) at the Old Bailey, for their parts in the shooting of Anthony Dickson in a field off Marvell Avenue, Hayes, just after 2am on December 24 2010.
Small, of High Street, Harlesden, was jailed for life, and will serve a minimum of 34 years. He was convicted of murder last November, and named as the gunman.
Feliciano, of Waylands, Hayes, was tried separately and convicted of manslaughter earlier this month after a three-week trial. He was jailed for 14 years for the shooting, and three years for two counts of possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to supply. The court heard that he had tried to smuggle drugs into prison.
Two co-defendants, Clifford Stevenson, of Normandy Drive, Hayes, and drug runner Satwant Virdee, of The Warren, Hayes, were acquitted of all charges.
During the trial, jurors heard that on the night of the shooting, Mr Dickson, who lived at The Green, West Drayton, had arrange to meet the men at the spot to buy drugs, unaware that Small, whose street name was 'Chocs', was carrying a MAC-10 machine gun, and he would be ambushed in revenge for robbing Virdee of £50 worth of crack cocaine earlier 16 days previously.
Members of Mr Dickson's family were present in court as the verdicts were read out.
Detective Inspector Martin Ludlow, of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command said: "Anthony Dickson was someone's father and son. His family will have to come to terms with his violent, premeditated murder. I hope they take comfort in knowing that the people responsible for his death will face a long time in jail."