Stretton-on-Dunsmore man and 14 others in court charged with drugs conspiracy

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A total of 15 people - including a Stretton-on-Dunsmore man - appeared in court yesterday (Wednesday) charged with being involved in a conspiracy to import and supply Class A and Class B drugs into the UK.

It follows a major investigation by Warwickshire Police that saw 13 arrest warrants take place across the Midlands and southeast England on Tuesday. In total 17 people were arrested and while two were released on police bail, the other 15 were all charged overnight with drug-related offences.

They appeared at a special hearing at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court yesterday and were either remanded into custody or released on bail to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on June 26.

The defendants are:

· David Card, aged 51, of Oakmead Road, Tonbridge, Kent, was charged with conspiracy to import a Class A drug (cocaine), conspiracy to import a Class B drug (cannabis) and conspiracy to supply a Class B drug (cannabis). Remanded into custody.

· Harry Card, aged 30, of Hadlow Road, Tonbridge, Kent, was charged with conspiracy to import a Class B drug (cannabis) and conspiracy to supply a Class B drug (cannabis). Remanded into custody.

· Bryn Clinton, aged 44, of Bishops Tachbrook, Leamington, was charged with conspiracy to import a Class B drug (cannabis) and conspiracy to supply a Class B drug (cannabis). Remanded into custody.

· Terence Conlon, aged 38, of Bishops Tachbrook, Leamington, was charged with conspiracy to import a Class A drug (cocaine), conspiracy to import a Class B drug (cannabis) and conspiracy to supply a Class B drug (cannabis). He was remanded into custody.

· Renato Haughian, aged 43, of Canalside, Longford, Coventry , was charged with conspiracy to import a Class B drug (cannabis) and conspiracy to supply a Class B drug (cannabis). Released on court bail.

· Darren Holmes, aged 47, of Frankton Lane, Stretton-on-Dunsmore, Warks, was charged with conspiracy to import a Class B drug (cannabis) and conspiracy to supply a Class B drug (cannabis). Released on court bail.

· Paul James, aged 36, of New Street, Bulkington, Warks, was charged with conspiracy to import a Class B drug (cannabis) and conspiracy to supply a Class B drug (cannabis). Remanded into custody.

· Shaun Jarrett, aged 44, of Sewall Highway, Coventry, was charged with conspiracy to supply a Class B drug (cannabis). Released on court bail.

· Stephen Shannon, aged 50, of Pelham Bend, Coventry, was charged with conspiracy to import a Class B drug (cannabis) and conspiracy to supply a Class B drug (cannabis). Remanded into custody.

· Sasha Stanton, aged 45, of Torcross Avenue, Coventry, was charged with conspiracy to supply a Class B drug (cannabis). Released on court bail.

· Sean Stanton, aged 48, of Stanier Avenue, Coventry, was charged with conspiracy to supply a Class B drug (cannabis). Released on court bail.

· Troy Stanton, aged 46, of no fixed address, was charged with conspiracy to import a Class A drug (cocaine), conspiracy to import a Class B drug (cannabis) and conspiracy to supply a Class B drug (cannabis). He was remanded into custody.

· Sean Walsh, aged 45, of Mount Pleasant Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, was charged with conspiracy to import a Class A drug (cocaine), conspiracy to import a Class B drug (cannabis) and conspiracy to supply a Class B drug (cannabis). Remanded into custody.

· Michael Wheaton, aged 31, of Golding Gardens, East Peckham, Tonbridge, Kent, was charged with conspiracy to import a Class A drug (cocaine), conspiracy to import a Class B drug (cannabis) and conspiracy to supply a Class B drug (cannabis). Remanded into custody.

· Jovan Tumara, aged 43, of Wordsworth Avenue, Stratford-Upon-Avon, was charged with conspiracy to import a Class B drug (cannabis) and conspiracy to supply a Class B drug (cannabis). Released on court bail.