A group of 16 people, including 13 from Northamptonshire, have been charged in connection with a nationwide conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin.
The East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) oversaw arrests in Northamptonshire, Greater Manchester and Buckinghamshire on Wednesday and Thursday.
A total of 25 addresses were searched over the two days. Cash amounting to £32,000 was recovered from one property, along with an imitation firearm
A total of 19 people were arrested.
Sixteen were charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine and appeared at Northampton Magistrates’ Court today (Friday).
The defendants include Liam Stray, 36, of Blackwell Close, Earls Barton, who is also charged with being concerned in the supply of heroin.
Nathan Inkley, 22, of Arkwright Road, Irchester, also charged with being concerned in the supply of heroin.
Helen Moore, 26, of Arkwright Road, Irchester, also charged with being concerned in the supply of heroin.
George Russell, 30, of Constable Drive, Wellingborough, also charged with being concerned in the supply of heroin.
Stuart Bailey, 32, of Bryant Road, Kettering, who faces an additional charge of conspiracy to supply cocaine
Tauyyab Ulshan(Amin), 28, of Royal Avenue, Bury.
Bradley Hall, 30, of Raymond Avenue, Bury
William Owen, 22, of Ascott, Wing, Buckinghamshire
Jamie Phillips, 35, of Abbey Road, Wellingborough
Daniel Coxall-carr, 24, of Abbotts Close, Kettering
Brian Kingsnorth, 32, Leighton Road, Corby
Ben Monaghan, 33, High Street, Wymington
Nathan Rennoldson, 23, of no fixed address
John Parker, 48, of Hayway, Irthlingborough
Callum Mains, 29, of Grove Street, Raunds
Armajit Sembhi, 71, of Hargrave, Wellingborough
Bailey, Ulshan, Stray, Phillips, Hall, Coxall-carr and Monaghan were remanded in to custody. All defendants will appear at Northampton Crown Court on February 20.
Three others were earlier bailed by police pending further enquiries.