Rugby’s Operation Laser: six more defendants sentences

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A FURTHER six defendants, arrested and charged as part of Operation Laser, have appeared before Warwick Crown Court for sentencing.

The six had all pleaded guilty at earlier hearings for their part in the supply of class a controlled drugs.

Operation Laser, which was the largest operation yet carried out by Warwickshire Police, to counter organised crime and the supply of controlled drugs, took place in November 2011. In total 59 people were arrested.

The latest sentences handed down this week include:

Ronald Scott, 25, from Biart Place, Rugby who received a sentence of two years after pleading guilty to two charges of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine.

Gordon Baines, 40, of Biart Place, Rugby was sentenced to four and a half years for conspiracy to supply crack cocaine.

Craig McGregor, 35, of Ashwood Court, Rounds Gardens, Rugby, received a six year jail sentence after pleading guilty to one charge of supplying heroin and seven charges of supplying crack cocaine.

James Wilkins, 33, from Stonefall Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, was jailed for five years after he pleaded guilty to supplying crack cocaine and heroin and the cultivation of cannabis.

Dave Sewell, 41, from Keswick Drive, Rugby, received an eight year prison sentence for conspiracy to supply crack cocaine.

Martin Jones, 20, from Ferndown Road, Rugby, received a three year prison sentence for three counts of supplying crack cocaine and one charge of supplying heroin.

A number of other defendants are due to appear before Warwick Crown Court at the Southern Justice Centre today (Wednesday), with further defendants listed to appear on May 1, 2 and 3.