Court hands out more jail terms

Kelvin Jones
Kelvin Jones

A WIGAN man was one of two men jailed for their involvement in plots to sell heroin and cocaine with a street value of up to £740,000.

This brings the total jail term so far for the drugs gang to nearly 88 years, after eight other men were jailed in February 2012 and earlier this month.

The men were caught as part of an investigation conducted by the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, which centred on a conspiracy to buy class A drugs in London and sell them on the streets of Wigan.

They were sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court yesterday.

Kelvin Jones, 40, of Carr Street, Platt Bridge, pictured, pleaded guilty to supplying heroin at an earlier hearing and was jailed for three years eight months.

Kim Dedier, 24, from Harrow, Middlesex, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine at an earlier hearing and was jailed for six years.

Over the last few weeks eight other men have been sentenced for their involvement in these plots, including five more from Wigan.

Detective Inspector Michael Fraser, of The North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, said: “This case proves that we have listened to the concerns of local residents and acted on them.

“No criminal is untouchable and this success demonstrates that, with the right information, we can arrest anyone.”