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Drug accused pair in court

A man and a woman are due in court in Carlisle today after £3,000 worth of drugs were allegedly found in their car.

The two were charged with drug supply offences after police mounted a proactive stop on the M6 yesterday (25thAugust).

A black Audi Q3 was stopped on the M6 northbound near Southwaite Services at around 2.45am.

The occupants were said to be in possession of heroin and crack cocaine with a street value of £3,000.

Two people in the the vehicle were arrested and charged with possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Ethan Sheen, aged 20, of Merlin Street, Liverpool and Stacy Washington, aged 32, of Sandon Street, Liverpool were due to appear at North Cumbria Magistrates’ Court today (26th August).

Sheen has also been charged with possession of a bladed article and possession of cannabis.

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Heroin and cannabis were seized. Credit: Cumbria Police
Heroin and cannabis were seized. Credit: Cumbria Police
Heroin and cannabis were seized. Credit: Cumbria Police

At Carlisle Crown Court today (September 11 2015):

  • Gary Duncanson, 52, The Crescent, Cummersdale, Carlisle, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for conspiracy to supply heroin and cannabis
  • Aaron Fuller, 35, of Atkinson Crescent, Carlisle, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to supply heroin and cannabis
  • David Hales, 47, of Thirlwell Gardens, Carlisle, was sentenced to 7 years 4 months in prison for conspiracy to supply heroin and cannabis
  • Paul Smith, 30, of Doric Street, Liverpool, was sentenced to 6 years in prison for conspiracy to supply heroin

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