Four people from West Norfolk have been sentenced to a total of more than nine years in prison for drug offences.
Christopher Gray Snr, aged 46, of St Faiths Drive, Gaywood, Tyrone Gray, aged 22, Chris Gray Jnr, aged 20 and Helen Cook, aged 43 all of Alice Fisher Crescent, Kings Lynn appeared at Norwich Crown Court on Thursday 5 January 2023 to be sentenced for offences involved with the supply of class A drugs, namely Cocaine and Heroin.
It relates to a series of incidents between January and October 2021 where a large number of people, including known drug users, were visiting the address on a daily basis.
During the Covid lockdown, more than 25 visitors a day were recorded entering the property. This prompted a search of the address where four phones and a large quantity of cash were seized. Christopher Gray Snr, Tyrone Gray, Chris Gray Jnr and Helen Cook were all arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.
Following their arrests, all were taken to Kings Lynn Police Investigation Centre for questioning and later charged with possession with intent to supply a class A drug, namely Cocaine and Heroin. Christopher Gray Snr was remanded in custody whilst Tyrone Gray, Chris Gray Jnr and Helen Cook were released on bail.
Christopher Gray Snr, Tyrone Gray, Chris Gray Jnr later all pleaded guilty. Helen Cook also pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of allowing premises to be used.
They were all sentenced Thursday last week (5 January 2023). Their sentences are as follows:
- Christopher Gray Snr – Four years imprisonment
- Tyrone Gray -Three years imprisonment
- Chris Gray Jnr – Two years 6 months imprisonment
- Helen Cook – Six months suspended for 18 months
Kings Lynn Inspector Mark Askham said: “Norfolk Constabulary take a zero-tolerance approach towards drug supply and are committed in tackling this issue in order to protect our local communities.”
“I hope this sentence acts as a deterrent to anyone who may choose to involve themselves in this type of criminal activity.”