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Police and partners smash North Tyneside drugs ring

01 Jun 2016 09:15 AM

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A drugs ring has been smashed  in North Tyneside with 12 people now convicted at court.

The dozen had previously pleaded guilty to drugs offences and were sentenced on Friday, May 27, at Newcastle Crown Court.

They are:

Iain Kennedy, 31 years of Means Drive, Burradon, charged with Conspiracy to Supply Class A drug  (Cocaine) and Possession with intent Supply Class A drug (Cocaine) and sentenced to five years imprisonment.

Kevin Hodgeson, 31 years of Links Road, Cullercoats, charged with Conspiracy to Supply Class A drug  (Cocaine), Possession of Class C drugs (Anabolic Steroids) and three counts of Supplying Class A Drug (Cocaine) and also sentenced to five years.

Kevin Turner, 30 years of Springwell Avenue, Newcastle, charged with eight counts of Supply Class A drug (Heroin) and sentenced to 16 months jail.

Colin Devlin, 40 years, of South Parade, Whitley Bay, charged with  five counts of being concerned in the Supply of Class B drug (Cannabis) and five counts of handling stolen goods and handed a sentence of 16months suspended for 24 months.

Michael Anderson, 24 years, of Cambridge Avenue, Whitley Bay, charged with five counts of supplying Class B drug (Cannabis) and two counts of handling stolen goods and given a sentence of 62 weeks suspended for 18 months.

Holly Watson, 25 years of Means Drive, Burradon, charged with Conspiracy to Supply Class A drug  (Cocaine) and Possession with intent Supply Class A drug (Cocaine) and given a sentence of 9 month suspended for 12 months.

Michael Latimer, 29 years of Garleigh Close, Killingworth, charged with Conspiracy to Supply Class A drug  (Cocaine) and Supplying Class A Drug (Cocaine) a sentence of 24 month suspended for 24 months.

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