Coventry drugs gang jailed

22 November 2018, 17:09 | Updated: 23 November 2018, 11:09

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A gang who were arrested after the vehicles they were travelling in were stopped in Coventry have been jailed for a total of more than six years for drug offences


A gang who were arrested after the vehicles they were travelling in were stopped in Coventry have been jailed for a total of more than six years for drug offences.
 
In November 2015, officers attempted to stop a VW Golf and a Ford Transit Van on the A45 in Coventry as part of an intelligence led operation.
 
They managed to stop the car but the van sped off, knocking a police officer to the floor.
 
 The car was stopped a short distance away.
 
£15,000 in cash was seized from the car and cannabis skunk with a street value of £40,000 was seized after it had been discarded from the van.
 
Four men were arrested and charged following the incident and were today sentenced for drug offences.
 
Billy Steal also known as Lee Richard Clarke, 44, of Carpenter Path, Hutton, Brentwood, Essex, was sentenced to 23 months in prison have previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class B drugs.
 
Paul Anthony Dowman, 36, of Dandies Close, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, was sentenced to three years in prison having previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class B drugs and dangerous driving.
 
Levi Williams, 27, of Grafton Street, Coventry, was sentenced to 16 months in prison having previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class B drugs.
 
Luke Daniel Clarke, 22, of The Spires, Nuneaton, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class B drugs. He also pleaded guilty to possession of crack cocaine and cannabis with intent to supply in connection with a different incident in May 2016.
 
 He failed to appear at court for sentencing and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.