Six jailed after drug conspiracy

PUBLISHED: 16:00 22 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:14 23 August 2012

Cannabis plants.

Cannabis plants.


SIX men have been jailed after thousands of pounds worth of drugs were seized by the police.

The men were sentenced at Bristol Crown Court for their part in a drugs conspiracy operating in Weston and Bristol.

Officers from Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s conducted three raids on homes in the region.

A total of £15,000 worth of cannabis was seized from one houses in Bristol, while 92 cannabis plants and scales contaminated in two separate roads on a house in Mendip Road, Weston, and a property in Brislington.

On Tuesday, 52-year-old Paul Guest was sentenced to two years and eight months’ imprisonment for the production of cannabis while his son, 24-year-old Toby Guest, was jailed for four years and 10 months for conspiracy to cultivate cannabis and two counts of possessing cocaine with intent to supply.

Howard Blake, aged 42, received two years and seven months for conspiracy to supply cocaine, Christian Davies, aged 33, two years and two months for the production of cannabis, Anthony Byfield, aged 30, received four years and six months for the supply of cocaine and Jack Taylor, aged 18, was given a one-year rehabilitation order with 110 hours of unpaid work and probation supervision for conspiracy to produce cannabis.

Benzocaine, commonly used as a cutting agent for cocaine and destined for the property in Bristol, was also seized by officers in Northamptonshire, while Toby Guest was stopped by police with nine bags of cocaine and cash.

Detective Sergeant Jonathan Deane said: “Drugs and associated crime can have a devastating effect on our communities and people’s lives and will not be tolerated. There is no refuge in Avon and Somerset for anyone involved in the drugs trade.”

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