A drug dealer from Northampton has been sentenced to seven years and four months in jail after he pleaded guilty to being part of an organised criminal group that supplied cocaine in Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire.
Jason Bailey, aged 28, of Lindsay Avenue, Abington, has admitted one count of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs between May 16, 2013 and August 2, 2013.
Bailey was one of eight people arrested on August 3 last year after police carried out a raid at an address in Northampton and uncovered £50,000 in cash and one kilogram of cocaine.
Five other men and one woman were also sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court yesterday as part of the conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
Michael Mullen, aged 34, of Seaton Grove, Broughton, Milton Keynes, and Wayne Shirley, aged 42, of Laburnum Avenue, London, were sentenced to 10 and 10-and-a-half years in prison, respectively, after they pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to supply cocaine between December 1, 2012 and May 15, 2013 and between May 16, 2013 and August 2, 2013.
Det Insp Bruce Riddell, who lead the operations which led to the arrests, said “This has been a challenging investigation that, with excellent team work throughout, Thames Valley Police has produced overwhelming evidence that these career criminals had no alternative but to plead guilty to the case put against them.
“I hope these sentences will send out a message to organised crime groups that with the support of communities we will find out who you are and we will do everything in our power to stop you.”
Other people sentenced on Wednesday included Aaron Bain, (also known as Aaron Nyack) aged 26, of South Lawne, Bletchley, and David Bell, aged 26, of Sutcliffe Avenue, Oldbrook, Milton Keynes who were sentenced to seven years eight months’ and six years in jail, respectively, after they pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs between December 1, 2012 and May 15, 2013.
Debbie Bell, aged 32, of Godwin Close, Wavendon Gate, Milton Keynes, was also jailed for three years after she pleaded guilty to allowed her premises to be used as a safe house for cutting, storage and preparation of Class A drugs and Robert Burnett, aged 29, of Churchfield, Harlow, Essex, was jailed for eight years and nine months in jail after he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs between May 16, 2013 and August 2, 2013.