Five north Derbyshire men sentenced on drug related offences

Five north Derbyshire men have been sentenced in connection with their involvement in a series of drug related offences

At an earlier hearing in Leicester in October a court heard how the men were linked to a prosecution for possession of drugs and money laundering offences.

Elliot Hopewell, aged 31, from Spinkhill Road, Renishaw pleaded guilty to conspiring to convert criminal property to the value of £121,850 and possession of amphetamine with intent to supply.

He was sentenced to six years in prison on the charges.

Glen Martin, 47, of Highfield Lane, Chesterfield was sentenced to three years in prison after being found guilty of laundering £7,010.

Dean Wilson, 28, of Eccles Close, Hope was given a prison sentence of two years six months on a £3,360 money laundering charge.

Nicholas Seville, 33, of Edge View, Great Longstone, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply amphetamine and conspiring to convert criminal property to the value of £1,760. He was given a 20 month prison sentence.

Dean Hollis, 52, of Manor Road, Chesterfield was given an 18 month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and 150 hours community service after pleading guilty to conspiring to convert criminal property to the value of £17,500.

Three other men, Neil Ogden, 45, of Oker Avenue, Darley Dale, Kevin Brough, 55, of Hallcroft in Middleton near Matlock and David Atkinson, 47, of The Croft in Beckingham near Doncaster, who were also found guilty at the trial, will be sentenced at a later date.

Six other defendants from Buxton, New Mills, Draycott and South Shields were also sentenced at the hearing, receiving prison sentences or fines.