Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Prison for Five Heroin Dealers

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Prison for Five Heroin Dealers

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Byline: By Rhodri Phillips

Five drug dealers have been jailed for a total of more than 15 years following a police operation to target the supply of heroin in a Northumberland town.

The operation in Blyth began in December 2004 and led to the arrest of 29 people, 17 of whom have been charged with drugs offences.

Five of the 17 were given prison sentences at Newcastle Crown Court last Friday and a sixth was given community service. Trials into the other 11 defendants are due to take place later this year.

Edward Brown, 28, of Hall Terrace, Blyth, received a six-year sentence for his role in the drugs ring and Jamie Morris, of Nordale Way, Blyth, was sentenced to two years.

Dean Fragalla Brown, 24, of Nordale Way, Blyth, and Darren Hutchinson, 27, of Clayton Street, Bedlington Station, were both sentenced to three years.

David James Urquhart, 23, Laburnum Avenue, Blyth, was given an 18-month sentence and Rita Chrisp, 31, of Clayton Street, Bedlington Station, was given a community sentence. …

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