Cocaine gang jailed for more than 50 years

Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Six men who supplied cocaine in Northamptonshire have been sentenced to more than 50 years in jail.

Five of the defendants pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, but one, Raymond Gray, denied the allegations.

Following a trial at Northampton Crown Court in June, he was unanimously convicted of conspiring to supply Class A drugs and sentenced with his co-conspirators to a total of 52 years and one month in prison.

Judge Michael Fowler described the gang as running a substantial operation and conspiracy which profited from those addicted to drugs.

Credit: Northamptonshire Police

The investigation into the wholesale supply of class A controlled drugs in Northamptonshire started when Beasley was arrested on August 2016 and found in possession of one kilo of high purity cocaine that had had been blocked, stamped and imported from outside of the UK.

During their investigations officers seized drugs with a street value of £145,000.

  • Asa Beasley, aged 36, of Little Billing, Northampton, was sentenced to six years.

  • Andrew Morales, aged 36, of Harlestone Manor, was sentenced to 10 years six months.

  • Barry Moylan, aged 46, of East Hunsbury, Northampton, was sentenced to eight years nine months.

  • Richard Gray, aged 49, Wigan, was jailed for 12 years and four months.

  • Raymond Gray, aged 45 of Warrington, was jailed for seven years six months.

  • Clive Andrews, aged 57, of Moira, Derbyshire was jailed for seven years.

Credit: Northamptonshire Police