Drugs gang sentenced to 19 years

The gang involved Credit: Norfolk Police

A group responsible for the supply of drugs in Great Yarmouth has been sentenced to over 19 years in custody.

The three men, two women and a boy were sentenced at Norwich Crown Court after a lengthy investigation by the Great Yarmouth Tactical Crime Team.

Lionel Gibson-Beltramo brought drugs into Yarmouth. His associate Darrell Richmond based himself in houses belonging to James Sutherland and Deborah Forster, and used them, plus a 15-year-old boy and a second woman, Stacey Carson, to sell heroin and crack cocaine.

Richmond, Sutherland, Carson, Forster and the boy were all charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin. All five pleaded guilty.

Gibson-Beltramo, who is 28 and from London was charged with being concerned in the supply of cocaine and heroin but denied the charges and was found guilty after a trial at Norwich Crown Court

Gibson-Beltramo was sentenced to eight years and a half years in prison; Richmond received 6 years imprisonment; Sutherland, 2 years in prison; Forster was sentenced to 19 months in prison; Carson received 16 months imprisonment; and the boy received an 18 month youth detention and training order.