Two sentenced for drug offences


A 46 year old man and 47 year old woman have today been sentenced to a total of six years at Hereford Crown Court of possessing a controlled drug of class A with intent to supply

Sean Russell and Amanda Minter were stopped by police on 8 October 2012 at the Frankley Services complex on the M5 Motorway in the West Midlands and were found to have more that £15,000 worth of heroin in their possession which was intended for the streets.

Stephen Davies, Crown Advocate from the West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, said:

"The sentencing of both Amanda Minter and Sean Russell today sends out a clear message that anyone who travels from the West Country with the intention of purchasing class A drugs to supply to the communities of Yeovil can expect to be prosecuted, convicted and sent to prison.

"West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service would like to thank officers from the South West Regional Crime Team, Zephyr, for their assistance in facilitating this prosecution with us."

Detective Sergeant Nick Eckland from South West Regional Crime Team, Zephyr said:

"Sean Russell and Amanda Minter were partners in crime. They were drug dealers in Yeovil and I have no doubt that high purity heroin purchased by them in Birmingham would have been supplied by them to the communities of South Somerset, in particularly those in Yeovil.

"The sentencing of these criminals to lengthy terms of imprisonment is testament to show how seriously these offences are taken, as a result Yeovil is a safer place."