Six jailed for dealing heroin in Brighton

Six men have been jailed for drug dealing in Brighton and Hove
Six men have been jailed for drug dealing in Brighton and Hove

Half a dozen men have received prison sentences for their part in a drug dealing gang operating in Brighton and Hove.

Sussex Police said the men were were arrested during a six-month crackdown on drugs in the city, which has seen 70 arrests so far.

After pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply class A drugs on March 23 the following men were sentences at Hove Crown Court last month:

- 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 and 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.

Jordan Salmon and Emad Uddin were also sentenced on July 14 at Hove Crown Court to three years and four months each for conspiracy to supply class A drugs in the city.

Salmon, 21, of The Quarterdeck, London, was accused of supplying drugs from August 1 last year to February 27 and Uddin, 22, of Queens Road, Northamptonshire, was charged with supplying drugs between December 1 2016 and March 15.

Judge Anthony Niblett praised the work of officers from the Sussex Police's Brighton and Hove Community Investigation Team.

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."