Drugs gang sentenced to 24 years in prison

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Four members of a drugs gang have been sentenced to more than 24 years in prison after police seized £140,000 worth of cocaine.

Officers stopped a vehicle on Harehills Lane in Leeds on September 16 last year, and found 1kg of the Class A drug inside.

Nathaniel Wisdom, 26, from Broadlea Avenue, Leeds, and Anton Brown, 19, from Stainbeck Road, Leeds were in the car.

And enquiries led police to two more people - Joshua Pyke, 28, from Clough Street, Morley, and Kane Dacosta, 24, from The Lane, Richmond Hill, Leeds.

Dacosta was found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine and money laundering and sentenced to eight years and six months in prison, at Leeds Crown Court today.

Pyke and Brown were found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine and sentenced to seven years and three years and six months respectively.

Wisdom admitted conspiracy to supply cocaine and was sent to prison for five years and eight months.

Detective Inspector Mark Long, of the Protective Services (Crime) team at West Yorkshire Police, said: “These sentences send out a strong message that this sort of criminal activity will not be tolerated in West Yorkshire.

“These four individuals were involved in a serious criminal enterprise and I am delighted that they are no longer able to ply their evil trade.”