24th May, 2022

Bedworth man jailed for involvement in supplying class A drugs

Coventry Editorial 20th Jan, 2022 Updated: 20th Jan, 2022

A BEDWORTH man has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to being concerned in supplying cocaine.

A raid was carried out under the Misuse of Drugs Act at a property in Leicester Road in August 2020 and officers from the Offender Management Unit team found a large quantity of white powder, which tests showed to be cocaine.

They seized the drugs, a quantity of cash, mobile phones, scales and other paraphernalia.

Glynn Callaghan, 39, was arrested and, following further investigation, Lucy McDermott, also of Leicester Road, was voluntarily interviewed by officers.

Both Callaghan and McDermott were subsequently charged with one count of being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

Having pleaded guilty to the offence, the pair were sentenced at Warwick Crown Court.

Callaghan, formerly of Leicester Road, was given the 30-month term while McDermott, 26, was given a suspended sentence.

Det Con Sian Cook said: “The misery drugs can cause is well known not just to those who take them but to those in the local community as well.

“Offending of this nature is not a victimless crime and there are numerous people across Nuneaton and Bedworth who are vulnerable because of their addiction to class A drugs.

“Our Proactive CID teams will relentlessly seek out individuals who continue to deal illegal drugs within our communities and proactively target people we believe to be involved in drugs as well as using the powers we have to make sure their activity is disrupted.”

She added she hoped Callaghan’s sentence went some way to reassuring the public all drugs activity would be investigated so offenders could be brought to justice and officers could continue to protect communities from harm.

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