A long-running operation by South Gloucestershire Police to tackle class A drug dealing in Kingswood has come to a close today with the sentencing of the last of 14 defendants.
Martin Hale, who is 60 and from Kennington Avenue in Kingswood was sentenced to 21 months in prison after admitting permitting premises to be used for the supply of Class A drugs.
It follows a series of raids that took place across Kingswood in June 2011. They were based on four months groundwork by 12 detectives as part of Operation Relentless.
11 men and three women faced around 120 charges and were sentenced to a total of 36 years and three months in prison and had more than £7,000 seized in the courts.
Police worked closely with South Gloucestershire Council during the operation, which led to post-conviction Anti-social Behaviour Orders being placed on eight of the offenders. They included barring them from going to areas of Kingswood and from associating with other defendants.