Ten jailed after police drugs supply swoop in East Surrey and London

Ten people have been jailed for terms ranging between two years and nearly four years after pleading guilty to charges relating to class A drug supply in East Surrey.

The sentencing at Guildford Crown Court last Thursday (February 13) followed a big police anti-drugs swoop on more than 30 addresses in Redhill, Horley and London, last month. Codenamed Operation Beet, the series of dawn raids on January 29 involved about 270 officers and was aimed at dismantling a network of suspected drug dealers. It was mounted after Surrey Police received intelligence suggesting that drug dealers were supplying class A drugs from various addresses. Officers from across the Force, including detectives, dog handlers, search teams, police support units and rapid entry teams, were involved in the execution of the warrants. Twenty-two people were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs. Last week, ten people appeared at Guildford Crown Court and were sentenced after pleading guilty to charges relating to class A drug supply in East Surrey.

Jordan Morgan, 18, of Sherwood Avenue in Streatham, was sentenced to three years imprisonment, Simon Nelson King, 27, of Arbutus Road in Reigate, was sentenced to three years imprisonment, Simon Crane, 29, of Earlswood Road, Redhill, was handed two years imprisonment, Kyron Duncan, 20, of Stamford Street, London SE1, three years and six months, Kojo Ansah, 22, of Upper Ground, Waterloo, three years and eight months, Darren McClean, 35, of Edgefield Close, Redhill, three years and six months, Christopher Slater, 39, of The Dome, Redhill, three years, Fabian Dixon, 20, of the Crawford Estate, London SE5, two years, Aaron Roberts, 27, of Wellfield Road, Streatham, three years and eight months, and Donald Nembhard, 47, of Holderness Road, London SW17, three years and four months imprisonment.

Andrea Carter, 39, of Brambletye Road, Earlswood, also entered a guilty plea but disputed some charges.

She is due to appear at Guildford Crown Court on Thursday, April 17.

Natalie Edwards, 21, of Barfields in Bletchingley, Taalib Rowe, 19, of Lyon Park Avenue, Wembley, and Tyrone Appiah-Gyan, 23, of Sherwood Avenue, Streatham, also entered guilty pleas but have had their sentencing deferred until Thursday, March 6.

Julie Lawson, 44, of Court Lodge Road, Horley, Richard Morgan, 40, of Ducie Street , London SW4, Michael Augustin, 40, of Portland Road, Mitcham, Kwame Lucas, 21, of Shaw Road, London SE22, Nathan Williams, 27, of Manor Close, Horley, and Paul Munns, 47, of Brookfield Drive, Horley, did not enter pleas and are due to appear at Guildford Crown Court on Thursday, April 17.

Tom Jones, 43, of Bletchingley Road, Merstham, James Davies, 25, of Bletchingley Road, Merstham, and Joanne Clarke, 38, of Beech Drive, Reigate, are due to appear at Guildford Crown Court on Friday, February 21, after pleading guilty at South East Surrey Magistrates Court.

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