Carl Moreton and Peter Rogers both from Winghay Place in Chell are waking up behind bars this morning after being convicted of serious drug offences at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court yesterday.
Moreton & Rogers were both arrested during high profile raids that took place early on the morning of Wednesday 19 May. Officers from the City’s police proactive unit supported by police dogs and local officers forced their way into a number of addresses in the Chell area of Stoke-on-Trent.
Within a few minutes of the coordinated raids six people were in police custody. Detailed searches of the properties soon resulted in the seizure of a significant quantity of illegal drugs. Forensic tests were carried out on the drugs which had a total street value of £138,420 and included heroin, crack cocaine, cannabis and an ecstasy substitute.
Operation Nemesis is all about bringing criminals like this to justice. We are very pleased that these men face a significant time behind bars. The communities of Stoke-on-Trent have continued to show their support for Operation Nemesis by calling Crimestoppers with information on drugs and crime affecting their communities. Crimestoppers passes that anonymous information to our officers who are then able to mount operations like the one that lead to these convictions.
Carl Moreton was sentenced to 4-years and Peter Rogers was sentenced to 6 years 8 months
Following a series of morning raids across the north of Stoke-on-Trent, Operation Nemises continues to yield results.
Two men and one woman from the Chell area of the city will today appear in court on serious drugs related charges.
Staffordshire Police had raided 5 properties as part of the ongoing Operation Nemesis.
The 5 properties, all in close proximity to each other around Monks Neil Park, were raided simultaneously by around 30 undercover officers who used force to gain entry. Search warrants were issued for the raids after reports from members of the public and investigations by the police.
No drugs were found at either of the properties on Sutton Place and no arrests were made.
As the searches on Sutton Place were being carried out other officers had raided 2 properties on Winghay Place and one on Ward Place.
A large quantity of what is believed to be class A drugs, were found at one of the properties on Winghay Place, hidden in a car. The car was taken away for forensic examination.
A male was arrested at the property in Ward Place and Police firearms officers were called to check and make safe a number of firearms which were found at the property.
Staffordshire Police raided 5 properties in the Chell Heath Area of the city this morning as part of the ongoing Operation Nemesis.
The 5 properties, all in close proximity to each other around Monks Neil Park, were raided simultaneously by around 30 undercover officers who used force to gain entry. Search warrants were issued for the raids after reports from members of the public and investigations by the police. Continue reading →