Ten jailed for cocaine supply network across Norfolk
- 4 March 2014
- From the section England
The leader of a gang who organised the supply of cocaine across Norfolk has been jailed for 16 years.
Anthony Yallop, 32, controlled the gang from his home at Bowthorpe near Norwich and was convicted of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
The gang had nine other members who were all jailed at Norwich Crown Court following a nine-month investigation.
Police said they would now to use the Proceeds of Crime Act to seize assets built up by the gang.
Two leading members, Nicholas Grady, 43, of Gorleston, and William Haddow, of Earith, Cambridgeshire, were found guilty of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and jailed for 13 and eight years respectively.
Recorded and photographed
Andrew Shaw, prosecuting, said Yallop controlled the clients and organised the purchase of large quantities of cocaine for distribution.
The network included Max Inkson, 28, of Bowthorpe, who was jailed for seven years 6 months and Lyndsey Grady, of Great Yarmouth, who received three years. Both were found guilty of being concerned in the supply of drugs.
Martin Lamb, 47, of Bowthorpe, was jailed for six years; Jason Cornish, 34, of Norwich, for three years and six months; Adam Harwood, 36, of Stalham, for two years and eight months, and Dale Wilson, 31, of Norwich, for two years, after they all pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine.
Julian Beavis, 47, of Bowthorpe, who acted as Yallop's chauffeur, driving him around to organise drug deals, was jailed for four years.
He pleaded guilty to encouraging the possession and supply of Class A drugs and control of criminal property.
The gang were observed, recorded and photographed during a nine-month investigation, the court was told.