Jailed dealer is 'nail in the coffin' for Weston drug gang

PUBLISHED: 11:00 09 September 2013

Cavanagh took photos of himself posing with his ill-gotten gains

Cavanagh took photos of himself posing with his ill-gotten gains

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A SIXTH member of a gang which pumped drugs into Weston from London has been jailed this week, a move police officers say puts 'the final nail in the coffin' of the group's illicit activities.

Cavanagh took photos of himself posing with his ill-gotten gainsCavanagh took photos of himself posing with his ill-gotten gains

Peter Cavanagh, aged 26, from London, was sentenced to three years behind bars at Bristol Crown Court on Monday after pleading guilty to supplying class A drugs in Weston.

The conspiracy also involved Weston residents Tracey Carter, aged 37, of Upper Church Road, and Isabel Cristiano, aged 46, of Alfred Street.

The gang members, including Carter and Cristiano, were jailed in July. Michael Adegoke, aged 21, from London, also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine, David Ssali, aged 23, from London, pleaded guilty to controlling criminal property and Matthew Rother, aged 34, who was living with Carter in Weston, pleaded guilty to transferring criminal property.

Carter was handed 18 months in prison, while Rother was sentenced to 21 weeks. Cristiano was given a two-year suspended sentence. Adegoke was given five years and Ssali nine months in jail.

Cavanagh took photos of himself posing with his ill-gotten gainsCavanagh took photos of himself posing with his ill-gotten gains

Richard Grierson, of the Serious Crime Group, said: “The sentencing of Peter Cavanagh this week puts a final nail in the coffin for this drugs gang who were supplying drugs in Weston towards the end of last year.”

Police urge anyone with information on drugs to call them on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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