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News Archive > General > Newquay man in drugs charge

Newquay man in drugs charge

By Beth Perry 3rd April 2019

Newquay man in drugs charge

A Newquay man appeared in court charged with conspiracy to supply class A crack cocaine and heroin on Thursday following an operation carried out in London and Cornwall to detain people suspected of drug dealing and modern slavery.

Michael Rowe went before Bodmin Magistrates’ Court after he was detained following simultaneous raids being carried out at addresses in the London boroughs of Haringey, Lewisham and Hackney, as well as Bodmin, St Austell and Newquay, as part of ongoing work to disrupt so-called County Lines drug gangs on Wednesday, February 27.

Irene Sampson, aged 65, of St Dennis, and John Demetrius Griffin, aged 56, of Bodmin, also appeared before the Bodmin Magistrates’ Court charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs, namely crack cocaine and heroin.

Sampson faces an additional charge of arranging/facilitating the travel of another with a view to exploitation, under the Modern Slavery Act. Griffin has also been charged with two counts of

Michael Rowe, Irene Sampson and John Demetrius Griffin were given conditional bail and were due to attend Truro Crown Court for a plea and management case hearing yesterday (Tuesday).

The bail conditions state they must not contact their co-accused through email, social media, third party or by approaching them. Four further people arrested as part of the raids, who have already appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates; Court on Thursday, February 28, were also due to appear at Truro Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday).

Amari Orgill-Nelson, aged 22, and Connell Bruce, aged 30, of Haringey, London, and Darren Bruce, aged 49, of Wood Green, London, have been charged with conspiracy to supply class A crack cocaine and heroin and arrange/facilitate the travel of another with a view to exploitation, under the Modern Slavery Act.

Timon Davis-Blake, aged 20, of Edmonton, London, has been charged with conspiracy to supply class A crack cocaine and heroin, along with a 17-year-old boy from Catford, London.

Detective Superintendent Luke Marks, from the Metropolitan Police Service, said: “County Lines is a national challenge and both police forces and partner agencies are working collaboratively to support those who are vulnerable and being exploited.

“On Wednesday, February 27, Met officers from the North Area Basic Command Unit, in conjunction with officers from Specialist Crime, supported colleagues from Devon and Cornwall Police in arresting individuals suspected to be involved in drug supply and trafficking.

“I hope that our activity sends a clear message that police services across the country will deal robustly with those who seek to peddle drugs, exploit young people and target the most vulnerable within our communities for the sole purpose of financial gain; often instigating violent acts and placing young people at risk of harm and criminalisation in the process.”

By Beth Perry 3rd April 2019

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