Five men, including a pensioner, have admitted roles in a major criminal supply plot following the police seizure of cocaine worth £210,000.
The huge class A substance haul is said to have been located at an address in Derwent Street, Carlisle, on 18 November.
As a result of that find, detectives from Cumbria Constabulary's serious and organised crime unit rounded up five men:
- Alan Hudson Williams, 69, previously of Derwent Street, Carlisle
- Matthew Maurice Payne, 44, of Stanhope Road, Carlisle
- Jason Peter Hill, 20, Hawick Street, Carlisle
- Scott Sutherland, 25, of Shawk Crescent, Thursby
- Matthew Thomas Scott, 24, of Lingyclose Road, Dalston
All appeared at Carlisle Crown Court earlier today, when they admitted conspiracy to supply cocaine between May 1 and November 21.
Williams and Payne also pleaded guilty to possessing the class A drug with intent to supply.
All five men were remanded in custody by Judge Peter Hughes QC, and are due to be punished in late February.
Judge Hughes stated: "The sentences are all inevitably custody."