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Ex-West Midlands Police officer jailed on drugs charges

Sattar, Turner and Catley (left to right) Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Confiscation proceedings have been launched against Sattar, Turner and Catley (pictured left to right)

A former police officer has been jailed for his part in a drug-dealing ring.

Mark Turner, 30, who was sacked by the West Midlands force in 2009, was arrested, along with Richard Sattar, 32, and Dale Catley, 35, in July 2014.

A police operation uncovered £120,000 in cash and four kilos of cocaine with a street value of £712,000, officers said.

All three admitted conspiracy to supply drugs at an earlier hearing and were jailed at Birmingham Crown Court.

Det Insp Darren Crutchley, from the West Midlands Serious Crime Unit, said the sentences were the "culmination of a complex investigation" into the group, who were "instrumental in supplying cocaine in Birmingham".

He said cocaine and cash were discovered in the men's cars and at an address used by Sattar in Smiths Wood.

Their assets now face being confiscated under the Proceeds of Crime Act, with a court hearing set for September.

West Midlands Police said Turner was dismissed from in 2009 for passing police information on to convicted fraudsters.

  • Turner, of Pythan Drive, Sutton Coldfield was jailed for eight years.
  • Sattar, of Warwick Road Olton, was sentenced to eight years and three months.
  • Catley, from Coneybury Walk, Minworth, was jailed for five years and three months.

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