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Six people jailed for drug offences

25 Apr 2016 17:16 PM

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They have been collectively sentenced to more than 30 years as part of two police operations run by Northumbria Police's Priorities and Organised Crime Team in conjunction with Durham Constabulary's Serious Crime Unit.

Lee Stokoe, 44, of Purely, Pattinson, Washington has been sentenced to six years nine months for conspiracy to produce Class B Cannabis.

Duncan Miller, 35, of Vauxhall Road, Liverpool, has been sentenced to three years for conspiracy to produce Class B Cannabis.

Paul Craggs, 33 of Wedgewood Gardens, St Helens, Merseyside has been sentenced to three years for conspiracy to produce Class B Cannabis.

Paul Dodds, 52 of Hepburn Grove, Sunderland has been sentenced to seven and a half years for conspiracy to supply class A Cocaine and conspiracy to produceĀ  Class B

Anthony Willcock, 43 of Woodside, Shadworth, Co Durham has been sentenced to seven and a half years for conspiracy to supply class A Cocaine and conspiracy to produceĀ  Class B.

Kate Bruce, 29, Lambton Drive, Hetton-le Hole, Sunderland, has been sentenced to three years for conspiracy to produce Class A Cocaine.

Operation Zurich was a Priorities and Organised Crime Team operation which ran from October 2012 to December 2012. As part of the intelligence-led operation, the five men were believed to be establishing cannabis farms which were capable of producing more than 25 kilos of cannabis a year.



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