Final Part of Operation Julie Podcast

This is the final part of our investigation into the story of ‘Operation Julie’, which was a UK police investigation into LSD production by two drug rings during the mid-1970s and resulted in the break-up of one of the largest LSD manufacturing operations in the world.

In this last episode, Stephen talks about wrapping up his undercover work in LLanddewi Brefi and planning to take part in the joint police raids which will target 87 properties in Wales and England, bringing down the different LSD production gangs.

But what happened to ‘Smiles’ and will Stephen see him again? Also what was life like for Stephen after the operation was over? What did he do next? Was he affected by living as a different person for so long?

Some of the ‘Operation Julie’ team celebrating their investigation


  1. I’d really like to thank both John and Sally for giving me the opportunity to take part in the Operation Julie podcast. I’d also like to thank Peter behind the scenes for all his brilliant technical work.

    I must say it was fun for the most part. I say “the most part” because talking about certain aspects of Op Julie are still quite painful for me, even after all these years.

    Listeners who enjoyed the series may wish to follow me and keep in the loop about developments regarding an Op Julie documentary, a feature film based on my book, and an imminent publishing deal.

    You can do that by visiting my website and either join my mailing list or click on the Facebook/Twitter icons.

    You are all lovely people and I wish you every success with your podcast.


  2. Forgot to mention Richard. What a great job he did of narrating the excerpts from my book. Thank you, Richard.

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