Cambridgeshire

Godmanchester drugs den woman given suspended jail term

Warren Arnold, Charlene Taylor, John Eric Martin Image copyright Cambs Police
Image caption Charlene Taylor was involved in a drugs den with Warren Arnold (l) and John Eric Martin

A woman involved in a drugs den supplying heroin and crack cocaine across Cambridgeshire has been given a suspended jail term.

Charlene Taylor, admitted conspiracy to supply class A drugs and possession of class A drugs with intent to supply at an earlier hearing in October.

She was arrested after a covert operation to crack down on drug supply.

Taylor, 32, was sentenced to 18 months in jail, suspended for 12 months, at Peterborough Crown Court earlier.

She was part of a gang supplying a "network of dealers" across the county, police said.

Officers working on Operation Hush, launched in January 2014, saw Taylor delivering drugs to a property in Godmanchester which were then passed to other dealers.

She was arrested on 18 March 2014 together with Warren Arnold, 43, and John Eric Martin, 45, both of whom were living in the Godmanchester property.

Police said thousands of pounds worth of heroin, crack cocaine, cocaine hydrochloride, amphetamine, cannabis, MDMA, cutting agents, thousands of pounds in cash and one firearm were found at the time.

In March, Arnold and Martin were jailed for eight years each after being found guilty at trial of conspiring to supply class A drugs and possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

As well as her suspended jail term, Taylor was ordered to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work in the community.

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