Three men who ran a drug dealing operation from a house in Nottingham, have been jailed.
Josiah Cohen, 23, Alex Wint, 25, and Curtis Campbell, 24, all formerly of addresses in Argyle Street, Nottingham , Venetia Road, Hornsey and Collison Street, Nottingham respectively, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin, cocaine and cannabis on Monday 14 November 2016 at Nottingham Crown Court.
Cohen was sentenced to five years in prison; Wint was given a four year prison sentence and Campbell given a three and a half year sentence.
The three men ran the drug supply business from a dedicated house in and around the Radford area.
When the house was searched, police found a £15,000 heroin, cocaine and cannabis stash and the investigation that followed unravelled a complex web of drugs, money and communications.
The court heard how the group used secretive code words in messages found on telephones to keep their operation under wraps with officers having to decipher each conversation to map the extent of the dealings.
PC Steven Fenyn, who was involved in the case, said “This sentence is just another demonstration of how seriously Nottinghamshire Police takes drug dealing.
“Cohen, Wint and Campbell thought they were covering their tracks and had got away with it after their associate was initially imprisoned. However, evidence gained from their mobile phones proved to be their downfall.
“I am pleased that these three men were handed lengthy prison sentences and I would encourage anyone who is concerned about similar activity to come and talk to us.”
A fourth man, Richard Pryce, 25, formerly of Dennison Court in Radford, who was part of the drugs operation was jailed for four years in October 2015.