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.”
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1949Friday, December 9, 1949...
A workman was buried alive while digging a drain in the Prudhoe Urban Council's housing estate at Oaklands.
Workmates rushed to the aid of 50-year-old Richard Barclay, of Stocksfield, when the wall of the trench he was digging collapsed.
They managed to dig his head and shoulders free before finally pulling him from the earth. He was found to be suffering from shock and bruising.