Stoke & Staffordshire

Four men sentenced for drug offences in Stoke-on-Trent

Four men have each been jailed for four years for conspiracy to supply class A drugs in Stoke-on-Trent.

Michael Shaw, 22, of Grangewood Road, in Meir, and Daniel Nawrot, 24, from Leacroft Road, Meir, were sentenced at the city's crown court.

Freddie Carruthers, 20, from Leacroft Road, Meir, and Nathan Gerrard, 18, will serve their sentences at a young offenders institute.

They admitted conspiring to supply crack cocaine at a previous hearing.

A 49-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man remain on bail.

The four men were arrested in September as part of Staffordshire Police's Operation Nemesis.

Ch Insp Peter Hall said: "These four men were key players in the supply of class A drugs in the city and as a result of their actions were causing misery in the community.

"They are now off the streets of Stoke-on-Trent and safely locked up.

"As part of the force's ongoing Operation Nemesis campaign we, together with our partners, are determined to keep up the fight against drugs, and all those involved in drug-related crime."

Those sentenced were also subject to a confiscation hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Carruthers was ordered to pay back £901 and Nawrot £542.

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