Local police raids produce 21 arrests

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AS a result of operations Tyland and Minton 21 people were arrested - with five people already sent to prison for their part in the local drug trade,

More than 40 officers were involved in the raids and one by one those arrested have been appearing in court.

Nicholas Pook, 48, of Devonshire Road was sentenced to three years in prison for supplying heroin and Kelly Briggs, 31, also of Devonshire Road got two years for the same charge.

Laurence Dunn, 39, of Carisbrooke Road, St Leonards was given 30 months for supplying cocaine, Errol Mew, 45, of Braybrook Road got three years for suppling heroin and Luke Robertson, 35, of London Road, St Leonards, was given 13 weeks, also for supplying heroin.

Lee Godfrey, 42, of Cloudesley Road, St Leonards pleaded not guilty to possession with intent to supply heroin and being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. He is due at Lewes Crown Court on January 25.

Nicky Warnes, 32, of Caves Road, St Leonards denied supplying cannabis and will appear at crown court in the new year while Timothy Jones, 37, address unknown pleaded guilty to supplying heroin and will now be sentenced in Lewes.

Bryan Rosewell, 36, of Marina, St Leonards pleaded guilty to offering to supply cocaine and heroin and is due back in court on January 7 - despite the ‘drug’ in question turning out to be just sand and a pebble wrapped like drugs.

James Daley, 23, of Cornfield Terrace, St Leonards pleaded not guilty to supplying heroin and will appear at Hastings Magistrates Court on December 23.

Chantelle Williams, 31, of Greeba Court, St Leonards also pleaded not guilty to supplying heroin and will appear before magistrates on January 11.

Gemma Hadleigh, 30, of Marina, Bexhill, has yet to enter a plea regarding charges of supplying cocaine on four occasions during May 2010 and was due in court yesterday (Thursday).

Tracey Watson, 46, of Milward Road, was charged with supplying crack cocaine and appeared in court on Wednesday ???????????????????

And James Taylor, 30, of Tonbridge, Kent, will appear in court on December 20 charged with supplying cocaine.

A 35-year-old woman has been released on bail for the supply of crack and heroin, alongside a 32-year-old man accused of supplying heroind.

Police have also released a 50-year-old woman and 50-year-old man on bail after quizzing them in connection for supplying heroin, and a 37-year-old man on suspition of supplying crack cocaine.

A 44-year-old man and a 47-year-old man have also been released on bail for supplying heroin.

No charges have been brought yet against the unnamed suspects.