Eight years for conspiracy to supply heroin in York.
2:28pm 11th August 2010
(Updated 8:42am 12th August 2010)
Two men have been sentenced to over eight years in prison for conspiracy to supply heroin in York.
Adam Thackway, aged 22 and from Tang Hall in York, was jailed for four years seven months.
Richard Lengthburt Barrett, aged 39 and from Leeds, was jailed for three years, six months.
The sentencing at York Crown Court following a nine month police investigation.
Thackway pleaded guilty on 25th June 2010 to conspiracy to supply heroin.
18 year old Latalia Pyke from Leeds also pleaded guilty to the same charge on Monday 9th August 2010; she will be sentenced at a later date.
Barrett was found guilty of conspiracy to supply heroin on Tuesday 10th August by a jury at York Crown Court.
The investigation began on 21st October 2009 when the three were stopped in the Tang Hall area of York in a Leeds taxi being driven by Barrett.
All three were arrested when officers searching the vehicle discovered a large amount of heroin with a value of approximately £20,000.
Detective Inspector Steve Smith of York CID said:
“Today’s result is testimony to the hard work carried out by detectives and intelligence support staff along with the fast decisive action taken in October last year by the arresting officers.
“It is not only pleasing to disrupt the supply of heroin and remove it from the streets, and hopefully minimise the harm it causes to people, but it is even more satisfying to secure the convictions of those who seek to ply this trade in York. I hope that the sentence passed today, particularly in respect of Thackway, brings a degree of reassurance to the local community."
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