Berkshire Drugs Gang Jailed

25 November 2017, 10:13

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7 men and women who supplied cocaine across east Berkshire have been locked up for 40 years between them.

The gang was arrested in July when police carried out raids in Maidenhead and Burnham.

£100,000 in cash and 8 kilos of cocaine were seized.

The police operation focused on a group of people that were led by Louis Bifolco, aged 24, of Sutton Avenue, Slough.

He employed others to run his business, and these employees had various roles which included running drugs, collecting drugs and money, storing the drugs and preparing the drugs for onward sale.

Bifolco was sentenced to ten years’ and eight months’ imprisonment.

 He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to supply cocaine at an earlier hearing and was charged on 18 July 2017.

Alex York, aged 24, of Upcroft, Windsor, was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment.

He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to supply cocaine at an earlier hearing and was charged on 18 July 2017.

Luke Collins, aged 25, of Courtlands in Maidenhead, was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment.

He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to supply cocaine at an earlier hearing and was charged on 18 July 2017.

Jamie Pownall, aged 25, of Bowry Drive, Wraysbury was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment.

He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to supply cocaine at an earlier hearing.

Paula Marie Robinson, aged 35, of Lent Green Lane, Burnham, was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment.

She pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to supply cocaine at an earlier hearing at the same court and was charged on 18 July 2017.

Peter Simonetti, aged 25, of Moorstown Court, Slough was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment suspended for two years.

He pleaded guilty to one count of allowing his premises to be used in the supply of cocaine and was charged on 24 July 2017.

Daniel Stocke, aged 44, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment at Reading Crown Court.

He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to supply cocaine at an earlier hearing and was charged on 18 July 2017.

The conspiracy took place between February 2017 and July 2017.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Rachel Wheatman, of the Serious and Organised Crime Unit, said:

“Thames Valley Police is committed to bringing people to justice who seek to make a living out of selling drugs.

“We know that those who deal drugs in organised crime groups make misery for the community in which they are working, and Thames Valley Police will not tolerate this.

“I am pleased that we have stopped another organised crime group from their criminal behaviour.

“Operation Saviour is part of our campaign Stronghold which aims to work in partnership to tackle serious and organised crime.

“I would like to thank the public for reporting suspicious activity in their communities. Only through this continued information can we beat organised crime groups together.

“Anyone with information should call 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 1