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Eleven arrests in heroin ring inquiry
The drug was being supplied from London to the Isle of Wight
Eleven people have been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged drugs ring in the south of England.

The arrests were made both on the Isle of Wight and in London as a result of a seven-month operation into the supply of the class A drug heroin.

The drug was allegedly being smuggled from London to the island for dealers to then sell on.

Seven men and four women have since been charged with conspiracy to supply heroin, while a 38-year-old man has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

'Crime impact'

More than 70 officers from both the Hampshire and Metropolitan police forces worked together on the arrests which took place between Sunday and Wednesday.

Jhereck Jones, 27, of Ventnor and Daniel Poole, 30, of Shanklin, both on the Isle of Wight, were charged with two counts of conspiracy to supply heroin.

The other nine, charged with one count of conspiracy to supply heroin, were:

  • Stuart Harrison, 49, of Hackney, London
  • Keith Babbington, 40, of London, E2
  • Richard Luxford, 38, of Hackney, London
  • Samantha Marsh, 28, of Ryde, Isle of Wight
  • Caroline Pickersgill, 30, of Ryde, Isle of Wight
  • Richard Kennedy, 36, of Ryde, Isle of Wight
  • Jamie Plaice, 21, of Sandown, Isle of Wight
  • Angela Lloyd, 34, Sandown, Isle of Wight
  • Kerry Jones, 24, Ventnor, Isle of Wight



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