Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Ten in court after Cumbria police undercover drugs operations

The people appeared at Carlisle Crown Court yesterday following two separate undercover police investigations into the supply of hard drugs.

First, four men were in court on drug-dealing charges as a result of an investigation code-named Operation Silkworm.

Then a woman and six men – including one of the defendants from the first case – appeared on similar charges arising from Operation Adder

The defendants were not asked to enter pleas but were all remanded until August 17, when they are likely to be invited to do so.

Six were remanded in custody while the four others – including the woman – were allowed bail.

Those arrested as a result of Operation Silkworm were:

  • Roger Joseph Fox, 37, of Greta Avenue, Morton, Carlisle;
  • Steven John Smith, 31, of Towncroft, Dearham;
  • Luke Babester, 39, from Milnthorpe near Kendal;
  • Stephen Neill, 34, of Kirkstone Close, Kendal.

Neill was allowed bail but the three others were held in custody.

Those in court because of Operation Adder were:

  • Steven John Smith, 31, of Towncroft, Dearham;
  • Martin Smith, 30, of Grange Avenue, Flimby;
  • Grant Robertson, 27, of Barepot, Workington;
  • Michael Britland, 29, of McMinn Avenue, St Helens, Merseyside;
  • Andrew Robinson, 32, of Yew Bank Lane, Whitehaven; n Angela Clark, 52, of Robert Owen Avenue, Cleator Moor;
  • Clint Tinsley, 33, of Ashburn Grove, St Helens.

Robinson, Clark and Martin Smith were allowed bail, but the rest were remanded in custody.


News & Star What's On search


Does St George's Day make you proud to be English?

Yes. It's a national day to celebrate all things English

No. All this nationalism turns me off - and he wasn't English

It's Shakespeare's birthday. That's something to be proud of

Show Result

Hot jobs
Scan for our iPhone and Android apps
Search for: