Two Nottinghamshire men convicted of being part of drug dealing gang

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Two Nottinghamshire men have been convicted of being part of a major drug dealing gang in a trial which concluded on Thursday December 12 at Lincoln Crown Court.

James Straw, 50, of Petersmith Drive, Ollerton and Tyrone Sly, 46, of Bye Path Road, Retford were part of a group of 13 men headed by Lincolnshire man, Jonathan Paul Ferry, 46.

They were caught by a ten month police operation by Lincolnshire Police and the East Midlands Special Operations Unit focused on an organised crime group based in the Grantham area.

The investigation established Ferry was responsible for the sourcing and distribution of a range of drugs including heroin, cocaine and amphetamine from the Manchester and Nottinghamshire areas.

Some of the offenders pleaded guilty to various offences but for the last two months a trial has been running at Lincoln Crown Court involving some of the accused.

The men were all found guilty of conspiracy to supply class ‘A’ and/or class ‘B’ drugs and will be sentenced in January.