SEVEN people have been sentenced to a total of 14 years and two months behind bars following one of Dorset Police’s biggest-ever drug operations.

Street-level dealers selling class A drug in Boscombe were targeted this summer as part of Operation Moped, which has seen a total of 41 people arrested and 36 charged.

At Bournemouth Crown Court this week, sentences have started for those who have admitted the charges against them.

So far, these are:

  • Tracy Abela, 42, from Bournemouth, who was sentenced to 20 months imprisonment for supplying crack cocaine 
  • Georgia Nixon, 47, from Bournemouth, who received a two year suspended sentence for supplying heroin 
  • Peter Donnelly Andrews, 38, of Bournemouth, who was sentenced to four years in prison for supplying heroin 
  • Corey Gudgeon, 33, from Bournemouth, who was sentenced to 42 months in prison for supplying heroin and crack cocaine 
  • Danielle Roberts, 33, from Bournemouth, who was sentenced to 20 months in prison for supplying heroin;
  • Billy Haynes, 19, of Christchurch, who was sentenced to 40 months in prison for supplying heroin and crack cocaine 
  • A 17-year-old girl received conditional discharge for possession of controlled drugs.

Chris Weeks, Dorset Police Regeneration Inspector for Boscombe, said: “Crime and disorder is at a five year low, however, our communities tell us that on-street drug dealing and anti-social behaviour is a real day to day concern.

“We listened to the concerns of the community. Dorset Police investigated the community information provided and one of the results is the high number of arrests achieved through Operation Moped.

"The operation had a clear focus on on-street drug dealing. The individuals arrested for drug related crimes are being placed before the courts from today and over the coming weeks.

“We will not stop here. As part of our ongoing police work, day to day patrols will continue to listen to communities and will continue to keep the pressure on individuals involved in the drug trade.

“We are still keen to hear from anyone with concerns or information about such activities. Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police on 101 in confidence.

“The message to anyone involved in on-street drug dealing remains – if you are drug dealing, it will not be tolerated and you will be arrested.”