51 years prison for drug gang supplying class A drugs

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A drug gang have been jailed for more than 51 years after being convicted of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine.

The eight men pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine and crack cocaine between April 10, 2014 and August 10, 2015 in Rugeley in earlier hearings at Stafford Crown Court.

During a search of an address, £42,000 was seized, as well as an individual Rolex watch worth £12,600.

A search at a separate address also found 278 rocks of crack, along with 143g of crack cocaine and 170g of cocaine.

  • Dharmesh Patel, aged 33, of Shale Street, Bilston, was sentenced to 12 years and six months.

  • Martin Charleton Kelly, aged 44, of Holyoake Place, Rugeley, was sentenced to eight years and one month.

  • Christopher Mayers, aged 30, of Cedar Crescent, Rugeley, was sentenced to six years and three months.

  • Leon Morton, aged 30, of Hazel Grove, St Chads, Bilston, was sentenced to four years.

  • Daniel Nelson, aged 36, of Barracks Lane, Walsall, was sentenced to four years and six months.

  • Matthew Adderley, aged 37, of Waterbrook Way, Bridgtown, Cannock, was sentenced to four years.

  • Jamaine McFarlane, aged 31, of Heantun Rise, Waterloo Road, was sentenced to six years.

  • Andrew Junior Chambers, aged 45, of Slade Road, Wolverhampton, was sentenced to six years and three months.

"This is a great result and we are delighted to see eight men behind bars for a considerable period of time. All of these men played a significant role in fuelling drug crime in south Staffordshire and their sentences are very much welcomed."

– CHIEF INSPECTOR GEOFF KNIGHT, CANNOCK CHASE LOCAL POLICING TEAM