Eastbourne woman sentenced on drug dealing charge

An Eastbourne woman has received a suspended jail sentence after being found guilty of possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

Joanne Game, 18, of St Annes Road, was arrested on a drugs warrant carried out as part of Operation Gryphus – set up to target drug dealers and suppliers in Eastbourne.

Around 150 police officers, including those from tactical firearms and road policing, were involved in the operation which saw 18 Misuse of Drugs warrants carried out at addresses in Eastbourne.

A total of 500 cannabis plants and cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and Mephedrone were among the drugs seized with a total estimated street value of around £250,000.

Game was sentenced to nine months imprisonment suspended for two years, ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work and pay £100 victim surcharge.

Leanne Mowat, 21, of Hugletts Lane, Heathfield – also arrested during Operation Gryphus – was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment suspended for two years and ordered to do 15 sessions of community integration and 200 hours of unpaid work. She was also ordered to pay £100 victim surcharge.

Both women were sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Monday (March 24).