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12 charged in Class A drugs conspiracy across East Midlands

Twelve suspects have been charged by detectives investigating a Class A drugs conspiracy across four counties.

Nottinghamshire Police’s dedicated County Lines officers joined multiple other policing teams to carry out a series of coordinated raids at addresses in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire between 26 February and 7 March.

They seized Class A and Class B drugs, large amounts of cash, high-value items and equipment associated with the illegal drugs trade when executing warrants at homes in Nottingham, Mansfield, Coalville, Leicestershire, and Spalding in Lincolnshire.

Four men appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 27 February and were remanded in custody until their next appearance at Nottingham Crown Court on 27 March 2024.

Godpraise Bouwen, aged 21, of Nottingham, has been charged with conspiring to supply Class A drugs;

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Tarell Comrie-Patterson, aged 27, of Nottingham, has been charged with conspiring to supply Class A drugs;

Jaysaniel Grant, aged 25, of Nottingham, has been charged with conspiring to supply Class A drugs;

Sipho Ncube, aged 28, of Birmingham, has been charged with conspiring to supply Class A drugs.

Six other men and a woman will make their first appearance before magistrates on 15 March 2024.

Jephte Fikula, aged 28, of HMP Nottingham, has been charged with conspiring to supply Class A drugs;

Aiden Farah, aged 20, of Nottingham, has been charged with conspiring to supply Class A drugs;

David Poyser, aged 58, of Mansfield, has been charged with conspiring to supply Class A drugs;

Jeanette Talbot, aged 54, of Mansfield, has been charged with conspiring to supply Class A drugs;

Amang Kanyi, aged 24, of Nottingham, has been charged with conspiring to supply Class A drugs;

Kevin Wilde, aged 47, of Coalville, has been charged with conspiring to supply Class A drugs;

Laquarne Fogo, aged 19, of Derby, has been charged with conspiring to supply Class A drugs.

Yesterday (Thursday) a further man, Gaiel Landu, aged 23, of Northampton, was also charged with conspiring to supply Class A drugs.

He is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today (Friday).

Two men, aged 20 and 23, who were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to supply Class A drugs, have been bailed as investigations continue.

Detective Chief Inspector Gemma Scott, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“This is a complex and challenging investigation and I am pleased our recent enforcement action has allowed us to put twelve suspects before the courts.

“I would like to thank all the police teams who worked together to execute these warrants and help us secure such a successful outcome for this enforcement element of our investigation.

“Class A drugs destroy lives across our neighbourhoods and spread misery among the most vulnerable people in our communities, so our proactive police work to disrupt this illegal trade continues.”

The enforcement action comes as Nottinghamshire Police continues to tackle drug dealing between neighbouring counties.

County Lines is a term used to describe urban gangs supplying drugs to other parts of the UK using dedicated mobile phone lines.

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