Six men jailed for cannabis supply attempt in Weston

PUBLISHED: 15:44 23 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:14 24 October 2018

(Top L to R) James Fillingham, Mohammed Jalil, Martin Rnjak. (Bottom L to R) Paul Trueman, Ean Sinclair, Rizwan Khokar. Picture: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

(Top L to R) James Fillingham, Mohammed Jalil, Martin Rnjak. (Bottom L to R) Paul Trueman, Ean Sinclair, Rizwan Khokar. Picture: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Four Weston-super-Mare men have been jailed for trying to sell cannabis.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary uncovered a six-person operation which sought to supply 8kg of the class B drug.

James Fillingham, aged 30, Martin Rnjak, 10 years his senior, Ean Sinclair, aged 34, and 42-year-old Paul Trueman were sent down on Friday after admitting conspiracy to supply drugs.

Bristol pair Rizwan Khokar, aged 32, and Mohammed Jalil, aged 33, were jailed for 16 months and 26 months respectively.

Police uncovered a cannabis supply line between the city and Weston, with 10 exchanges involving the gang between January and March.

They also discovered more than £12,000 in cash during their investigation.

Fillingham was jailed for 26 months, Rnjak for 16 months, Sinclair got an 18-month sentence and Trueman was handed a 10-month prison term.

A court hearing will be arranged to seize any profits the six made from their criminal endeavours.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

More from Weston Mercury

A woman has been injured after colliding with a car in Weston this morning (Thursday).

Read more

An accident involving two cars in Worle has resulted in slow moving traffic this morning (Thursday).

Read more

The prospect of Weston’s Tropicana being transformed into an ‘entertainment hub’ courtesy of a £1million investment have moved forward this week.

Read more

A Priory Community School (PCSA) teacher has been cooking up tasty treats on a national cooking television programme.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:56

Hard-working sailing volunteers from Clevedon and Yatton will have a royal appointment this week to recognise decades of service.

Read more
Clevedon Yatton
Yesterday, 17:58

One of the world’s best mountain climbers inspired hundreds of students with his heroic feats and stories.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

Volunteers hoping to make a busy road which connects Weston to Bristol safer for motorists and pedestrians have called on villagers to get involved.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:38

More than 90 competitors wowed audiences with ballroom, Latin and classic dance performances in Weston-super-Mare.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:29

Wu Shu Ky Freestyle Kickboxing Club under the guidance of 6th Dan Master Silvio Camilleri, has returned to Weston.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00

A support group for people struggling with depression and anxiety has launched, and the woman behind it hopes to ‘fill a gap’ in North Somerset’s mental health services.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 12°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists