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Four men jailed for Class A drugs offences

Rugby Editorial 22nd May, 2024   0

FOUR men who were involved in the supply of Class A drugs in their hometown of Daventry have been jailed.

In early 2022, Northamptonshire Police received intelligence that Joshua Alan Benson, 29, Brett Lewis Wykes, 28, Robert William Kenny, 41, and Bradley Jones, 25, were all involved in Class A drug dealing in the town.

Detectives discovered Benson and Wykes ran the operation – using Jones and Kenny as dealers.

Officers executed four simultaneous warrants at each of their home addresses in June 2022.

They found Class A drugs packaged into deal bags, mobile phones, cash, and weapons including machetes, a knuckleduster and lock knives.

All four men were arrested and charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

After pleading guilty at Northampton Crown Court, Benson received four years and six months in prison, Wykes was given four years and four months, while Jones and Kenny were jailed for two years and six months each.

Ch Insp Dave Wakeman said: “Like so many drug dealers, these four men believed they were untouchable.

“But they were wrong, and after a painstaking, meticulous investigation, we were able to expose their criminal activities and bring them to justice.

“I hope all four of them reflect on their behaviour whilst they’re in prison with a view to coming out and making better life choices.

“Finally, I hope this case reassures the public that tackling drug harm is a matter of priority for Northamptonshire Police and that we will do all we can to put as many drug dealers behind bars.”

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