Eight found guilty of drug dealing in Lincoln

Eight people have been found guilty of dealing heroin and cocaine in Lincoln.

Their operation centred around a property on Bailgate in Lincoln, which was being used to prepare significant quantities of class A drugs for onward sale in the Lincoln area.

During a raid at the address, besides large quantities of heroin and cocaine, officers discovered cutting agents, a hydraulic press and heat sealing equipment which was used to bulk out the drugs and repress them in order to maximise profit.

The following were found guilty at Nottingham Crown Court on 11 September. The offences were between April 30, 2015 and July 1, 2016.

  • Norman Foreshaw (39) of White Hart Hotel, Gainsborough
  • Roger Bayes (48) of Keddington Avenue, Lincoln
  • James Hewitson (36) of High Street, Leadenham
  • Sharon Hopkinson (45) of White Hart Hotel, Gainsborough

Charlie Murray (28) and Elon Williams (24) both of Washington Street, Hull pleaded guilty during the trial and Robert Sharpe (50) of Greetwell Gate, Lincoln pleaded guilty before trial.

Norman Foreshaw was also found guilty of a second conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine between July 31, 2016 and September 2, 2016.

Dwan Fowler (31) of Trent View, Lincoln pleaded guilty before trial to conspiracy to supply cocaine within the same time period.

Inspector Jo Fortune said: “This was a sophisticated operation, with all parties entering into an agreement to play their part in the distribution of class A drugs.

“Class A drugs can wreck lives and impacts on both users and their families.

“Lincolnshire Police continue to seek out organised crime groups and cut supply networks into our county by targeting the higher market dealers.“

A date for sentencing has not yet been set.