Pair jailed for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs in Eastbourne

Court case
Court case

Two men have been sentenced to a total of eight years in prison for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs in Eastbourne.

Joshua Holder and Scott Garrett were each jailed for four years for their “significant role” in a drugs supply chain from South London to Sussex.

The judge, sitting at Lewes Crown Court this afternoon (Friday, June 19) heard how the pair would hire out rental cars to deliver cocaine and heroin to Eastbourne between January and November 2013.

Holder, 28, from South London, and Garrett, 33, from Eastbourne, both had guilty pleas taken into account when determining their sentences.

Sarah Bailey, also from Eastbourne, was sentenced to 20 months imprisonment suspended for two years for being concerned in a supply of Class A drugs. Bailey, 32, was also ordered to complete a medium-intensity drugs rehabilitation programme for six months and carry out 100 hours of unpaid work. Her guilty plea was also taken into account.

Samuel Ojo, who pleaded not guilty but was convicted by a jury after trial, was sentenced to two years in prison for being concerned in a supply of Class A drugs, suspended for two years. He was also excluded from Eastbourne.

Both Bailey and Ojo, 21, were deemed to have “lesser roles” in the drugs operation, acting as “runners” by driving and delivering the drugs, although Bailey insists she only did this on one occasion.

Holder and Garrett were considered to have played “significant roles” organising the supply and transportation of heroin and cocaine.

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