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Plymouth drugs trial: Dealing network members jailed

Jon Palmer and Leslie Palmer
Image caption Jon and Leslie Palmer were sentenced to eight and three years respectively

The final 10 members of a drug-dealing network have been given jail sentences of up to eight years at Plymouth Crown Court.

Drugs with an estimated street value of £1m and nearly £100,000 in cash were seized in the 18-month operation.

A total of 30 people have been convicted in the investigation, codenamed Operation Greaves.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the investigation had links to Plymouth, Cornwall, Manchester and Wales.

Five people from Plymouth were jailed on Friday. Jon Palmer, 23, and his 67-year-old father Leslie Palmer, both of Mannamead Road, were sentenced to eight and three years in jail respectively.

Dean Martin, 38, from Stonehouse, was jailed for eight years; while Peter Griffin, 33, from Southway, and Gemma Jefferis, 25, from Mount Gould, both received three year prison sentences.

The court also sentenced four people from the Moston area of Manchester.

Craig McCann, 25, from Jocelyn Street, was jailed for six years and six months; Daniel Agombar, 24, from Sedgeford Road, was jailed for five years; Tony Connolly, 50, from Portwood Walk, was sentenced to two years and six months; and Lee Briggs, 40, from Moston Lane, for two years.

Blake Donnellan, 26, from Downs View, in Bude, Cornwall, who police have described as the "lynchpin" of the operation was jailed for 15 years earlier this year. On Friday he received an additional six years for other charges, to run concurrently.

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