More people charged in relation to Operation Active

22/05/2012

Following the arrest and charge of 14 people earlier this month for a number of drugs offences in West Mercia, the West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has now charged another nine people with further drugs offences.

David Rouse, Senior Crown Prosecutor from the West Midlands CPS Complex Casework Unit, said: 

"As part of the same lengthy and diligent investigation by West Mercia Police, codename Operation Active, into an organised drugs gang in the area, I have authorised officers to charge the following individuals with the following offences:

"Paul Stonehouse and Derek Sheldon have both been charged with four counts each of conspiracy to supply cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis;

"Sajjad Ahmed and Mohammed Karim have both been charged with conspiracy to supply cannabis;

"Ian Aston has been charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine;

"Dean Stewart and Haroon Hussain have both been charged with conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine; and

"Weldon Cheek and Andrew Rattu have both been charged with conspiracy to supply heroin.

"All 23 people charged in connection with this operation will appear before Birmingham Crown Court on Wednesday 5 September 2012 for a plea and directions hearing."