Lewisham drug dealers jailed after Deptford criminal networks smashed

Lewisham drug dealers jailed after Deptford criminal networks smashed

Lewisham drug dealers jailed after Deptford criminal networks smashed

Lewisham drug dealers jailed after Deptford criminal networks smashed

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SCORES of Lewisham drug dealers have been jailed for a total of 70 years after undercover police smashed four criminal networks in the borough.

Lewisham's Operation Trilogy Unit, set up to tackle gang-related crime, led the four-month investigation on the Evelyn estate in Deptford.

Starting on February 15, police were deployed in Shearwater Court - the scene of 18-year-old Adam Pervaiz's drug-related murder in 2009 - buying heroin and crack cocaine. They attended a further 66 times in subsequent months and each time were sold Class A drugs.

After identifying the criminal networks, police arrested 38 people, seizing hordes of cash and an imitation firearm in the process.

Sentencing concluded at Woolwich Crown Court on March 18.

Judge Anuja Dhir, who resided over the trials and sentencing, commended five of the officers' involved for their part in what she called "a thorough and professionally run operation and investigation."

Detective Sergeant Bob Sweeney said: "Operation Nona has proved to be a major success dismantling five organised criminal networks and removing many more drug dealers and users from the streets.

"This will have a major impact on drug-related crime, making the borough of Lewisham a much safer and more pleasant place for its residents to live.

"None of this would have been possible without the hard work of the test purchase officers, officers from Operation Trilogy and the supporting specialist units used throughout the operation."

 

Those jailed included:

- Nathan Lee, aged 18, of Shearwater Court, Deptford. Pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. Given a 12-month detention order.

- Abdi Nurr, aged 18, of Chestnut Close, Catford. Pleaded guilty to three counts of supplying Class A drugs. Sentenced to a 12-month referral order.

- John Harding, aged 28, of Kirkdale, Sydenham. Found guilty of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. Sentenced to six years and six months imprisonment.

- Ridi Wasolua, aged 29, of Desmond Street, New Cross. Pleaded guilty to six counts of supplying Class A drugs. Sentenced to three years imprisonment.

- Darren Davis, aged 26, of Alexandra Street, Catford. Pleaded guilty to 10 counts of supplying Class A drugs. Sentenced to 20 months imprisonment for each count, to run concurrently.

- Ricky Anderson, aged 34, of Leeway, Deptford. Pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. Sentenced to two years and four months imprisonment.

- Olushegun Onileovo, aged 25, of Colorado Buildings, Deals Gateway, Lewisham. Found guilty of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. Sentenced to nine years imprisonment.

- Christian Brown, aged 23, of Fairlawn Park, Sydenham. Pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. Sentenced to three years imprisonment.

- Xavier Edwards, aged 22, of Canadian Avenue, Catford. Found guilty of two counts of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. Sentenced to nine years imprisonment.

- Lomo Soli, aged 24, of Hughes House, Benbow Street, Deptford. Pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, five counts of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply. Sentenced to six years imprisonment.

- Kevin Hale, aged 30, of Goodwood House, Goodwood Road, New Cross. Pleaded guilty to conspiracy and the supply of Class A drugs. Sentenced to three years and four months imprisonment.

- Kevin Brobey, aged 19, of Edward Street, Deptford. Pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, five counts of supplying Class A drugs, money laundering and possession with intent to supply Class B drugs. Sentenced to two years and 10 months imprisonment.

- Kelly Gardener, aged 40, of Gransden House, Bowditch, Deptford. Pleaded guilty to six counts of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and supplying Class A drugs. Jailed for 20 months.

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named. Pleaded guilty to eight counts of supplying Class A drugs. Given a 12-month Youth Training Order, a 12-month supervision order, a three month curfew and 100 hours of unpaid work.

- A 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named. Pleaded guilty to five counts of supplying Class A drugs and one count of theft. Sentenced to a 12 month referral order.

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6:15pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Brook says...

Well done the Met!!
Well done the Met!! Brook
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7:42pm Wed 27 Mar 13

treesrgreen says...

Well done to the police for getting these scum bags off the streets.
Well done to the police for getting these scum bags off the streets. treesrgreen
  • Score: 1

8:05pm Wed 27 Mar 13

j.j. says...

Good work. And now please deport any that are not UK citizens back to where they came from.
Good work. And now please deport any that are not UK citizens back to where they came from. j.j.
  • Score: 0

8:55pm Wed 27 Mar 13

jay2180 says...

SEND THE SCUM PACKING BACK TO POND THEY WERE SPAWNED....
SEND THE SCUM PACKING BACK TO POND THEY WERE SPAWNED.... jay2180
  • Score: 3

12:53pm Thu 28 Mar 13

kentlad says...

haha.... thats what happens when little boys try to play The BIG Man (ganster)!

Rot in jail you pathetic scum bags!!!

well done to the MET :)
haha.... thats what happens when little boys try to play The BIG Man (ganster)! Rot in jail you pathetic scum bags!!! well done to the MET :) kentlad
  • Score: 7

8:40pm Thu 28 Mar 13

jaded1 says...

Why didn't the police just write them a strongly worded letter from Dwayne Brookes telling them to ship out? Surely that would have stopped them?
Why didn't the police just write them a strongly worded letter from Dwayne Brookes telling them to ship out? Surely that would have stopped them? jaded1
  • Score: 7

8:58pm Thu 28 Mar 13

Downhamgirl says...

jaded1 says...
8:40pm Thu 28 Mar 13
Why didn't the police just write them a strongly worded letter from Dwayne Brookes telling them to ship out? Surely that would have stopped them?


lol
jaded1 says... 8:40pm Thu 28 Mar 13 Why didn't the police just write them a strongly worded letter from Dwayne Brookes telling them to ship out? Surely that would have stopped them? lol Downhamgirl
  • Score: 0

3:23pm Sun 31 Mar 13

Teaspoon says...

Great work. Let's bust more gangs like this and get them off our streets, selling drugs to our kids.

I'd like to know what the parents of these people have to say.. make you proud do they !
Great work. Let's bust more gangs like this and get them off our streets, selling drugs to our kids. I'd like to know what the parents of these people have to say.. make you proud do they ! Teaspoon
  • Score: 0

2:50pm Mon 1 Apr 13

pamela8 says...

Good for nothing wasters..
Good for nothing wasters.. pamela8
  • Score: 0

9:45am Tue 2 Apr 13

gutter press reader says...

omg what have these politicians done to this once great country!
omg what have these politicians done to this once great country! gutter press reader
  • Score: 14

9:49am Tue 2 Apr 13

Inspirationalady28 says...

Not enough yet so it seems..things are going to get worse!!
Not enough yet so it seems..things are going to get worse!! Inspirationalady28
  • Score: 0

10:12am Tue 2 Apr 13

Indigenous UK Pensioner says...

THe only time our generation needed drugs was for serious illness our poeple invented drugs to save poeples lives these thugs need 20 yr in a strict military style glass house wear disipline will be taught to these thugs to remind them this is not the way we do things in my country these thugs will never do a honest days work in there lifes and you will be reading about them for the next 20 year on hear this is the future of this country so i will voting fowho i agree with and i dont care tuppence what any one says no one can stop me voting for who i want and its none of the main 3.THank you.
THe only time our generation needed drugs was for serious illness our poeple invented drugs to save poeples lives these thugs need 20 yr in a strict military style glass house wear disipline will be taught to these thugs to remind them this is not the way we do things in my country these thugs will never do a honest days work in there lifes and you will be reading about them for the next 20 year on hear this is the future of this country so i will voting fowho i agree with and i dont care tuppence what any one says no one can stop me voting for who i want and its none of the main 3.THank you. Indigenous UK Pensioner
  • Score: 0

10:06am Wed 3 Apr 13

Trumpytomtom says...

Tiny sentences..... in far east countries these bits of filth would have swung!
Tiny sentences..... in far east countries these bits of filth would have swung! Trumpytomtom
  • Score: 0

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