Devon

London gang jailed for Exeter heroin and cocaine supply

Yahya Hashi and Fathi Ahmed Image copyright Devon and Cornwall Police
Image caption Yahya Hashi and Fathi Ahmed were the leaders of the gang who brought drugs to the streets of Exeter

Members of a drugs gang that ran heroin and cocaine from London to Exeter have been jailed for between two and eight years each.

All 14 defendants pleaded guilty at Exeter Crown Court, to charges of conspiracy to supply class A controlled drugs or the concern in the supply of class A drugs.

The prosecution was the result of a 16-month police operation.

Gang members travelled from London to Devon up to five times a week.

It is understood they stayed at a number of addresses in the city by intimidating vulnerable adults or drug users.

Image copyright Devon and Cornwall Police
Image caption Police found CCTV footage of the gang buying an Audi with cash

On 19 May 2014, warrants were executed at 10 addresses in Exeter and 10 properties in south west London.

Det Insp Mark Waldron said: "This group has been responsible for a large proportion of class A drug supply in Exeter and further afield for some time."

Defendants sentenced:

  • Yahya Hashi, 25, of Spicer Road, London, was sentenced to eight years after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin
  • Fathi Ahmed, 29, of Pilgrim Hill, London, was sentenced to eight years after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin
  • Fahad Hassan, 23, of Undine Street, London, was sentenced to seven years and six months after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin
  • Said Mohamud, 28, of Bromar Road, London, was sentenced to six years after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin
  • Shafie Afrah, 28, of Kings Road, London, was sentenced to six years after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin
  • Sakariye Yasin, 25, of New Park Road, London, was sentenced to six years after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin
  • Lee Haine, 26, of Birchy Barton Hill, Exeter, was convicted of being concerned in the supply of cocaine and heroin and sentenced to two years and eight months
  • Robert Doyle, 34, of College Road, Exeter, was convicted of being concerned in the supply of cocaine and heroin and sentenced to two years and eight months
  • Nicola Martin, 33, of St Davids Hill, Exeter, was convicted of being concerned in the supply of heroin and sentenced to two years and eight months
  • Christopher Edworthy, 39, of Heavitree Road, Exeter, was convicted of being concerned in the supply of heroin and sentenced to two years
  • John Acres, 44, of Exe Street, Exeter, was convicted of being concerned in the supply of heroin and sentenced to two years
  • John Gill, 40, of Howarth Close, Sidmouth, was convicted of being concerned in the supply of heroin and sentenced to five years and seven months
  • Richard Lewis, 52, of Slade Close, Plymouth, was convicted of being concerned in the supply of heroin and sentenced to two years
  • Philip Warton, 35, of Park Street, Crediton, was convicted of being concerned in the supply of heroin and sentenced to three years

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