Six men appear before court for drugs offences after Operation Laser

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SIX people have appeared before Warwick Crown Court for sentencing in connection with drugs related offences.

The six who had all pleaded guilty at earlier hearings, were arrested as part of Operation Laser, which took place in November 2011.

In total 59 people were arrested in Rugby, London, Coventry and Birmingham, Northampton and Yorkshire as part of Operation Laser. It was the largest operation of its kind yet undertaken by Warwickshire Police, targeting organised crime and the supply of drugs.

At yesterday’s hearing (Thursday 19 April 2012) the following sentences were handed down:

Darren Robbins, 41, of Dovedale Close, Rugby received 12 months custody, suspended for two years, an 18 month supervision order, a nine month rehabilitation order and was also ordered to perform 200 hours unpaid community work after pleading guilty to a charge of supplying heroin.

John Berrill, 40, of Millersdale Close, Rugby, received a total of four years custody after pleading guilty to four charges of supplying heroin and one charge of supplying crack cocaine.

Scott McGregor 29, of Murray Road, Rugby had pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and received a nine month supervision order.

Ian Murray, 40, of Pennington Street, Rugby was given a four year prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to four charges of supplying heroin.

Stephen Hill, 35, from Hoskyn Close, Rugby who had pleaded guilty to supplying heroin received an 18 month community order and was ordered to complete 100 hours unpaid work. He must also complete a drug treatment order.

Jason Warne, 38, of Oliver Street, Rugby received four years custody after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin.