Six men jailed for dealing heroin in Brighton and Hove
Six men have been jailed for drug dealing in Brighton and Hove.
They were arrested during a six-month long operation carried out by officers from Brighton and Hove Police's Community Investigation Team into the supply of drugs into the city. More than 70 arrests have been made so far.
The six all pleaded guilty on 23 March to conspiracy to supply class A drugs.
Joshua Adewale, 22, of Garth Close, Merton, London, was sentenced to four years imprisonment. Joshua Otaru, 20, of no fixed address, also pleaded guilty to possession of a knife and was jailed for three years and four months.
Chazen Stumke, 20 , of no fixed address, was caught supplying drugs on seven occasions. He was jailed for two years. Carl Gillespie, 44, also of no fixed address, who supplied drugs on one occasion was sentenced to 12 months in total. They were charged with dealing drugs on 10 October 2016.
These four appeared last month at Hove Crown Court and were given reduced sentences for pleading guilty.
Judge Anthony Niblett praised the work of officers from the Sussex Police Brighton and Hove Community Investigation Team.
Jordan Salmon, 21, of The Quarterdeck, London, and Ruhalur Rahman, 24, of Tower Hamlets, London, were also sentenced on 14 July at Hove Crown Court to three years and four months each for conspiracy to supply class A drugs in the city.
Another man, Emad Uddin, 22, of Queens Road, Northamptonshire, convicted of supplying drugs between 1 December 2016 and 15 March, has yet to be sentenced.
Detective Inspector Julie Wakeford said: “These sentences are the latest for those arrested as a result of a drugs operation targeting the supply of heroin into the city. Our work which is supported by the Community Safety Partnership is an example of the excellent joint working that continues into the city targeting those who supply heroin while at the same time encouraging those who need to support with addiction into treatment."