Middlesbrough duo jailed for drugs and firearm offences

04/12/2009

Two people prosecuted after a quarter of a million pounds worth of Class A drugs were found in at an address in Middlesbrough have today been jailed at Teesside Crown Court.

Fay Olver, 23 was sentenced to six years behind bars and 54 year old David Suggett was sentenced to three years.

Miss Olvers flat in Linthorpe Road was raided by police in June where they discovered two locked safes. After breaking open the safes, they found a total of two kilos of heroin and half a kilo of crack cocaine. Officers also uncovered a sawn-off shotgun hidden inside the propertys loft.

At an earlier hearing, Olver pleaded guilty to possessing the heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply, while Suggett admitted possessing the shotgun without a licence. Olver denied the shotgun charge which will now lie on file.

Helen Cox, Crown Prosecutor at CPS Cleveland said: "I provided advice to Cleveland Police throughout the investigation and decided that Olver should be charged with illegally possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply and that she and Mr Suggett should be charged jointly with possessing an unlicensed firearm.

"This was one of the largest seizures of drugs in Middlesbrough.  Miss Olver was a trusted employee of those who were involved in a large scale operation and the drugs would have inevitably found their way onto Middlesbroughs streets."