Tynedale men jailed for drugs offences
Published at 10:27, Monday, 25 February 2013
FIVE Tynedale men involved in the supply of cocaine in Prudhoe and the surrounding areas have been sentenced to a total of almost 20 years in prison
At Newcastle Crown Court on Friday, David Walton (39) of Park Lane, Prudhoe, was jailed for six years and nine months.
Marc Andrew McKay (37) of Chirdon Crescent, Hexham, received a prison sentence of four years and nine months, while Timothy Alsop (43), of North View, Mickley, received a three and a half year sentence.
Both Shaun Sharkey (29) of Tulip Street, Prudhoe, and Sean Barry Rutherford (28) of Ovington View, Prudhoe, meanwhile, received 22 month sentences.
The men were arrested after an extended surveillance operation, Operation Mithras, set up in September 2011.
Northumberland Area Command Chief Inspector David Felton said: “The misery caused to individuals and communities by drugs is well known and we will not tolerate those involved in this evil trade.”
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This week in... 1928Saturday, December 8, 1928...
The Miners' Hall at West Wylam was officially re-opened after undergoing extensive renovation.
Built as a cinema with a sloping floor 15 years previously, a ladies' cloakroom had been added and the floor levelled to turn it into a dance hall.
The work cost £500, half of which came from the Northumberland Miners' Association.