1. ITV Report

Men admit roles in £210,000 Carlisle cocaine supply plot

Derwent Street, Carlisle Photo: ITV Border

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."