Pair jailed for conspiracy to supply drugs

A pair who conspired to supply cocaine worth up to £25,000 in South Essex, have been jailed.

Following information received, police executed a series of drug warrants on Thursday October 13, 2022.

Officers recovered three-quarters of a kilo of cocaine and over £200,000 cash as part of the warrants that were supported by colleagues in the Southend Community Police Team, the Serious Crime Group and Operational Support Group.

Two men and a woman were charged and remanded in custody to appear at Southend-on-Sea Magistrates’ Court the following day.

Kelly Abrey, 46, of Elizabeth Gardens, Rochford, Thomas Ambrose, 34, Station Road, Leigh-on-Sea, and Lily Norris, 26, of Vernon Road, Leigh-on-Sea all pleaded guilty to conspiring to supply cocaine and acquiring criminal property at an earlier hearing.

The trio were sentenced at Basildon Crown Court on Thursday July 27. Ambrose was jailed for three-and-a-half years and Abrey was jailed for 34 months.

Lily Norris was handed down 14 months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months and ordered to do 80 hours of unpaid work.

Sergeant Adam Jarvis, leading the warrants, said: “This was a considerable quantity of drugs that was seized and will now be destroyed according to the court’s direction.”