Over recent years, drug laws within the UK have become stricter; and earlier this week police within South Yorkshire suggested that they had succeeded in making a “significant dent” in the drug dealing fraternity; after conducting a series of pre-planned dawn raids.
According to reports, South Yorkshire police conducted a number of pre-planned raids on homes of alleged drug dealers within the Eastwood area; arresting seven people on suspicion of being involved in the supply of Class A drugs.
The raids followed a six-month covert investigation, following concerns raised by local councillors and residents within the area.
Those found guilty of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, the maximum jail sentence which could be imposed is life imprisonment; although it is rare that sentences exceed ten years.
For those facing any drug-related charges, it is important to seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity; which is where our team of criminal law solicitors in Yorkshire are able to assist.
At Lester Morrill, we have extensive experience in representing clients in a range of cases relating to drug offences; and using our experience we are able to provide the best possible defence for those who opt to plead not guilty.
If following charges of drug-related offences you opt to plead guilty; our solicitors will use there experience and expertise to mitigate for the lowest possible sentence in the circumstances.