South Staffordshire men sentenced following drug offences

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Three men from South Staffordshire have been sentenced after being found guilty of being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

John Saddler Brentnall, 51, of Arps Road, Codsall, Stephen Worrall, 51, of Naseby Road, Perton and Matthew Jeavons, 51, of Arps Road, Codsall, were sentenced at Stafford Crown Court on November 11.

Brentnall has been sentenced to 27 months in custody and been given a £59,900 Proceeds of Crime Act Order as well as a £15,145 Confiscation Order to be paid within three months (or serve a further 12 months in custody).

Worrall was handed a 12-month Community Order, a three months curfew between 8pm – 6am and an eight-day rehabilitation order.

Jeavons has also been given a 12-month Community Order and a three months curfew between 8pm – 6am.

On 15 June 2018, Brentnall was arrested on the car park at Codsall Railway Station where he was found in possession of numerous packages of white powder both in his possession and in his car. A further search at his flat in Arps Road, Codsall also revealed more deals of cocaine, scales, over £9,000 in cash and a list of people who owed him money from the sale of cocaine.

Further enquiries found that Brentnall was running a syndicate involving Worrall and Jeavons who gave money to Brentnall to purchase drugs for their own use and others within the community of Codsall and the surrounding areas.

Speaking of the sentencing, Inspector Timothy Boulton of Staffordshire Police, said: “This case is an example of individuals who have attempted to profit from their illegal activity. We will use specialist financial investigators to expose these incidents and confiscate the proceeds of crime.

“The confiscation orders run in addition to any prison sentence and should an individual fail to pay them, the court could send them back to prison.

“This serves as a message to anyone involved in the supply of drugs in Staffordshire that officers will take all of the necessary steps to ensure those responsible for this criminality are stopped and dealt with accordingly.”