Pair jailed after £170,000 of cocaine found in raid

Peter Booth and Brett Moor
Peter Booth and Brett Moor

A PAIR of drug dealers have been jailed after police seized almost £170,000 worth of cocaine.

Brett Moor, 32, of St Helens Road, and 38-year-old Peter Booth, of Seaside Road were sent to prison to five years and four years respectively on Monday, February 7, after a hearing at Lewes Crown Court.

They pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to supply cocaine at a court hearing last month.

Moor and Booth were charged in March last year after police seized 1.6 kilograms of the Class A drug from Lower Wiltings Farm in St Leonards.

The investigation was led by Detective Sergeant Mick Richards, of the Sussex Police Money Laundering Team.

He said: “We were pleased by the success of this operation and the sentences, which send out another clear message that we will take every opportunity to pursue drug dealers.

“We will now be investigating their assets and instituting proceedings against them under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) to strip them of their criminal profits.”