North East Regional Special Operations Unit

Operation Greenfinch 2

5 men found guilty of distributing drugs in the North East area which originated from Warwickshire.

Throughout December 2012, Wayne HAYTER and his criminal associates were arrested for conspiracy to supply controlled drugs.

On 2nd December 2012, two members of the group were arrested on the A19 (Dalton Park) and in a bid to evade arrest threw 2,500 ecstasy tablets out of the window of the vehicle they were travelling in.

On 6th December 2012, 2 further members of the group were arrested having had a criminal meeting in Warwickshire.  A search of their vehicle identified 10 kilos of Amphetamine stored in the rear of the vehicle.

Subsequent searches of properties in the Killingworth area resulted in the recovery of 300,000 diazepam tablets, 20,000 ecstasy tablets, ½ kilo of cocaine and benzocaine.

Prison sentences received are in excess of 20 years.

Convicted

Wayne Hayter

Wayne Hayter

8 Years

James Stappard

James Stappard

2 Years 8 Months

Thain Dinsley

Thain Dinsley

2 Years 8 Months

Stephen Brooks

Stephen Brooks

2 Years 9 Months

Jamie Nicholas

Jamie Nicholas

4 Years 6 Months

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