Six men have been jailed for their parts in a conspiracy to supply cocaine to users in Leicester.
The gang members were caught following an operation by Leicestershire Police and the East Midlands Special Operations Unit.
During the course of the investigation, police found £42,000 in cash and 2.5 kilos of high purity cocaine.
Police executed a number of warrants in Leicester and the wider county, making a number of arrests and recovering further quantities of cocaine, cannabis, ecstasy and cash.
The gang of six pleaded guilty for their involvement and were jailed for almost 39 years in total.
Investigator Victoria Stather led the investigation. She said: “These individuals were members of an organised crime group supplying Class A drugs across the city.”
“During the operation officers recovered more than £40,000 in cash and a substantial amount of cocaine, with an estimated street value of in excess of £200,000.”
“We stopped those drugs from hitting the streets of our city and county.”
The defendants were all sentenced today (Thursday 26 October), as follows:-
- Krystan Kelly, 25, from Leicester, was sentenced to nine years
- Jamie Wildey-Jacobs, 25, from Enderby, Leicestershire was sentenced to five years and four months
- Callem Lawrence, 27, from Leicester, was sentenced to five years and four months
- Samuel Harper, 24, from Wigston, Leicester, was sentenced to five years and eight months
- Luke Porter, 26, from Cosby, Leicestershire, was sentenced to eight years and eight months
- Tom Roberts, 33, from Leicester, was sentenced to five years