Seven plead guilty to drug charges
SEVEN people have today pleaded guilty to conspiring to supply class A drugs, at Swindon Crown Court.
Alan Beattie, 44, of Bridge Street, Jason Handley, 34, of Crawford Close, Martin Johnson, 32, of Victoria Road, Damien Rue, 23, of Tamworth Drive, Kalesha Dawkins, 23, of Loxley Walk, Ellis Maven-Hazleton, 19, of Lexington Grove, Reading and a 17-year-old male, who cannot be named for legal reasons, all admitted their guilt.
The septet pleaded guilty to offences committed between February 1 and July 10 of this year, and their early plea will now knock a third from their ultimate sentence, to be decided at a later date.
The defendants are all scheduled to return to the Crown Court on November 22 for a plea and case management hearing.
Beattie, Handley, Johnson and Rue have been remanded on custody, Dawkins and the 17-year-old male have been granted unconditional bail, whereas Maven-Hazleton has been bailed, but electronically tagged at his own request.