Swanage man and Corfe Castle woman charged with drug offences

Six people have been charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine, including four from Dorset, following an anti-drug operation involving organised crime groups in Dorset and Pembrokeshire in Wales.

Dyfed Powys and Dorset police forces arrested the people on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A and B controlled drugs and money laundering offences, after a lengthy investigation called Operation Rookley.

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Conspiracy to supply Class A controlled drugs, namely cocaine

Three people appeared at Haverfordwest Magistrates Court on Wednesday 16th March 2022 charged with conspiracy to supply Class A controlled drugs, namely cocaine.

They were Terence James Harrison aged 42 from Swanage, Shaun Joseph Lucas aged 48 from Fishguard in Pembrokeshire and Leone Joan James aged 38 from Goodwick in Pembrokeshire.

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Operation Rookley involved both Dorset Police and Dyfed Powys Police in Wales

All six were remanded in custody

Another three people appeared at Llanelli Magistrates Court on Thursday 17th March 2022, also charged with conspiracy to supply Class A controlled drugs, namely cocaine.

They were Charlotte Doe aged 31 from the Corfe Castle area, Leigh Smith, aged 44 from the Vernwood area, and Ozan Kilicaslan aged 29 from the Poole area.

All six were remanded in custody to appear in court at a later date.

A seventh person, a 36 year old man from the North Pembrokeshire area, was arrested on Wednesday 16th March 2022 and currently remains in police custody.

“Our investigations are ongoing”

Detective inspector Richard Lewis from Dyfed Powys Police said:

“This was a significant operation as part of our commitment to eliminate the risk caused by illegal substances in our communities.

“Our investigations are ongoing, and we will provide updates as and when appropriate.”

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