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Gang jailed after investigation into drugs supply in Southampton

News   •   Aug 07, 2018 17:14 BST

Three men have been jailed for their part in the supply of Class A drugs in the Thornhill area of Southampton, and two others have been given suspended sentences.

This follows an investigation into an organised crime group bringing drugs in from outside the county, led by Hampshire Constabulary with support from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit.

A number of addresses were raided by police in Southampton and Essex in January and February.

One such raid on 29 January recovered over a thousand wraps of cocaine and heroin which had a street value of more than £6,500. Over £10,000 in cash was also recovered.

The five men were sentenced on 7 August at Southampton Crown Court, as follows.

Suen Davies, aged 25, of Cowper Avenue, Tilbury, Essex pleaded guilty to
Acquiring, using or possessing criminal property
Conspiring to supply crack cocaine
Conspiring to supply heroin
Perverting the course of justice

He was sentenced to seven years.


Karl Burnett, aged 26, of no fixed address pleaded guilty to
Conspiring to supply crack cocaine
Conspiring to supply heroin

He was sentenced to five years


 
Samuel Olayini, aged 28, of Mount Pleasant Road, Romford, Essex pleaded guilty to
Conspiring to supply crack cocaine
Conspiring to supply heroin
Perverting the course of justice

He was sentenced to five years


 
Darryl Thomson, aged 29, of Hinkler Road, Southampton pleaded guilty to
Conspiring to supply crack cocaine
Conspiring to supply heroin

He was sentenced to 22 months, suspended for two years with a four month curfew.

Lewis Kelly, aged 27, of Rostron Close, West End pleaded guilty to
Perverting the course of justice

He was sentenced to six months, suspended for two years and ordered to complete 200 hours of community work.

Detective Inspector Andrew Symes, from the Serious and Organised Crime Unit, said:

“We are extremely pleased that the activities of this organised criminal gang have been disrupted.

“This drug network had been operating in Thornhill for some time and we targeted these individuals because of the harm they were causing to the local community.

“This case shows our commitment to identifying and tacking these organised groups.
“Through our Fortress campaign, we work with partners to reduce drug-related harm by restricting supply and providing support to those people on the periphery of the drugs trade.”