Drug gang behind bars

Drug gang behind bars

Drug gang behind bars

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FIVE members of a drugs gang are behind bars after they supplied Class A drugs across Canvey.

Essex Police launched Operation Butler last year and carried out search warrants across Canvey, Wickford and Stanford-le-Hope on Wednesday, July 10.

Officers recovered a kilogramme of Class A drugs and a large quantity of cannabis.

Five people were arrested and charged with drug offences. They all pleaded guilty in October 2013.

Scott Marsh, a 32-year-old unemployed man from Potash Road in Billericay, 31-year-old unemployed Daniel Tranter from Branksome Park in Stanford-le-Hope, 49-year-old unemployed Lorne Tranter from Munsterburg Road on Canvey Island, 30-year-old unemployed Russell Smith from Munsterburg Road on Canvey Island; and 56-year-old unemployed John Notman from Mount Avenue in Rayleigh all pleaded guilty to conspiring to supply Class A drugs.

Scott Marsh, Daniel Tranter and Lorne Tranter also pleaded guilty to producing cannabis. Russell Smith pleaded guilty to conspiring to supply Class A drugs and possessing two prohibited weapons.

At Basildon Crown Court today, Marsh and Daniel Tranter were jailed for ten-and-a-half years; Russell Smith was jailed for seven years and nine months; Lorne Tranter was jailed for six years; and John Notman jailed for four years.

Senior Investigating Officer, DCI Stuart Smith, said: "This investigation involved the complete dismantlement of an organised crime group that had been active for many years in south-west Essex.

"We have had significant successes in the last couple of years against criminals that supply drugs, commit robberies and burglaries, sell firearms and deal with stolen goods.

"However, all our proactive investigations start with that one telephone call that gives us the starter for ten. We continue to urge residents and retailers who have information about organised crime to contact us or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

Detectives will now begin a process of attempting to recover criminal money and will attend further hearings in relation to The Proceeds Of Crime Act to ensure that these criminals and their associates do not profit from their criminality.

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6:33pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Friendly Fire says...

There is always someone willing to grass you up. I'd personally smash their faces in if anyone grassed me up.
There is always someone willing to grass you up. I'd personally smash their faces in if anyone grassed me up. Friendly Fire
  • Score: -23

6:45pm Thu 7 Aug 14

the25man says...

They are lucky being caught in this Country as we are so soft.
Execution would be fitting as they are suppliers of death
They are lucky being caught in this Country as we are so soft. Execution would be fitting as they are suppliers of death the25man
  • Score: 13

7:24pm Thu 7 Aug 14

My Britain says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
There is always someone willing to grass you up. I'd personally smash their faces in if anyone grassed me up.
Chump
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: There is always someone willing to grass you up. I'd personally smash their faces in if anyone grassed me up.[/p][/quote]Chump My Britain
  • Score: 12

7:24pm Thu 7 Aug 14

My Britain says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
There is always someone willing to grass you up. I'd personally smash their faces in if anyone grassed me up.
Chump
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: There is always someone willing to grass you up. I'd personally smash their faces in if anyone grassed me up.[/p][/quote]Chump My Britain
  • Score: 0

8:31pm Thu 7 Aug 14

OldSmokey says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
There is always someone willing to grass you up. I'd personally smash their faces in if anyone grassed me up.
Donut
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: There is always someone willing to grass you up. I'd personally smash their faces in if anyone grassed me up.[/p][/quote]Donut OldSmokey
  • Score: 12

9:57pm Thu 7 Aug 14

ROBOTS' REBELLION says...

Hopefully someone will be waiting for these scumbags that devastate lives when they come out.
Hopefully someone will be waiting for these scumbags that devastate lives when they come out. ROBOTS' REBELLION
  • Score: 3

10:03pm Thu 7 Aug 14

RuleBritania says...

Oh dear Mr Tranter didn't learn after getting hunted down on Police Interceptors.
Seriously what's the point in earning all that money if your going to spend half your adult life in prison.
Oh dear Mr Tranter didn't learn after getting hunted down on Police Interceptors. Seriously what's the point in earning all that money if your going to spend half your adult life in prison. RuleBritania
  • Score: 6

10:35pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Friendly Fire says...

ROBOTS' REBELLION wrote:
Hopefully someone will be waiting for these scumbags that devastate lives when they come out.
You can say the same thing about alcohol. That devastates lives. But Tesco or your local corner shop still sells it.
[quote][p][bold]ROBOTS' REBELLION[/bold] wrote: Hopefully someone will be waiting for these scumbags that devastate lives when they come out.[/p][/quote]You can say the same thing about alcohol. That devastates lives. But Tesco or your local corner shop still sells it. Friendly Fire
  • Score: 9

12:11am Fri 8 Aug 14

BasildonDond says...

Excellent, less scumbags on the streets. Never ending job tho :(
Excellent, less scumbags on the streets. Never ending job tho :( BasildonDond
  • Score: 2

7:14am Fri 8 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Great to hear about that utter scum families 49-year-old unemployed Lorne Tranter from Munsterburg Road on Canvey Island, will be enjoying a number of Christmas's in Holloway...
Great to hear about that utter scum families 49-year-old unemployed Lorne Tranter from Munsterburg Road on Canvey Island, will be enjoying a number of Christmas's in Holloway... sesibollox
  • Score: 1

7:19am Fri 8 Aug 14

Friendly Fire says...

BasildonDond wrote:
Excellent, less scumbags on the streets. Never ending job tho :(
There not harming anyone selling drugs. Don't see what the problem is.
[quote][p][bold]BasildonDond[/bold] wrote: Excellent, less scumbags on the streets. Never ending job tho :([/p][/quote]There not harming anyone selling drugs. Don't see what the problem is. Friendly Fire
  • Score: -2

10:34am Fri 8 Aug 14

MilesBond says...

Essex Police are really making inroads this last year or two! Top job
Essex Police are really making inroads this last year or two! Top job MilesBond
  • Score: -2

10:52am Fri 8 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
BasildonDond wrote:
Excellent, less scumbags on the streets. Never ending job tho :(
There not harming anyone selling drugs. Don't see what the problem is.
You wouldn't, as your brain has been turned to fudge, being an addict as you are..
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BasildonDond[/bold] wrote: Excellent, less scumbags on the streets. Never ending job tho :([/p][/quote]There not harming anyone selling drugs. Don't see what the problem is.[/p][/quote]You wouldn't, as your brain has been turned to fudge, being an addict as you are.. sesibollox
  • Score: 3

11:14am Fri 8 Aug 14

My Britain says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
BasildonDond wrote:
Excellent, less scumbags on the streets. Never ending job tho :(
There not harming anyone selling drugs. Don't see what the problem is.
Oh god, another chump, they produce no brainers, like you😒😒
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BasildonDond[/bold] wrote: Excellent, less scumbags on the streets. Never ending job tho :([/p][/quote]There not harming anyone selling drugs. Don't see what the problem is.[/p][/quote]Oh god, another chump, they produce no brainers, like you😒😒 My Britain
  • Score: 3

11:19am Fri 8 Aug 14

My Britain says...

Why do people want to be off there head, out of control, and sometimes die, no brainers😒
Why do people want to be off there head, out of control, and sometimes die, no brainers😒 My Britain
  • Score: -1

1:00pm Fri 8 Aug 14

AlwaysHoping says...

why do the police never nick the scum dealers in benfleet?
why do the police never nick the scum dealers in benfleet? AlwaysHoping
  • Score: -3

1:40pm Fri 8 Aug 14

_Lotus_ says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
There is always someone willing to grass you up. I'd personally smash their faces in if anyone grassed me up.
Would there be anything worthwhile to grass you up about then?
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: There is always someone willing to grass you up. I'd personally smash their faces in if anyone grassed me up.[/p][/quote]Would there be anything worthwhile to grass you up about then? _Lotus_
  • Score: 1

1:47pm Fri 8 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
There is always someone willing to grass you up. I'd personally smash their faces in if anyone grassed me up.
I'm always grassing, no tax, bald tyres, smell weed, drink drivers, great laugh to see them get cuffed....
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: There is always someone willing to grass you up. I'd personally smash their faces in if anyone grassed me up.[/p][/quote]I'm always grassing, no tax, bald tyres, smell weed, drink drivers, great laugh to see them get cuffed.... sesibollox
  • Score: 2

7:22pm Fri 8 Aug 14

John Right says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
ROBOTS' REBELLION wrote:
Hopefully someone will be waiting for these scumbags that devastate lives when they come out.
You can say the same thing about alcohol. That devastates lives. But Tesco or your local corner shop still sells it.
Thats taxed D1CKHEAD...
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ROBOTS' REBELLION[/bold] wrote: Hopefully someone will be waiting for these scumbags that devastate lives when they come out.[/p][/quote]You can say the same thing about alcohol. That devastates lives. But Tesco or your local corner shop still sells it.[/p][/quote]Thats taxed D1CKHEAD... John Right
  • Score: 3

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