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Police raids: 11 appear in court
12:43pm Thursday 14th February 2013 in News
ELEVEN people have appeared in court following a series of dawn raids on homes across Bury.
Police carried out a series of arrests on February 6 after targeting 15 addresses, and the 11 defendants appeared before Bury magistrates last Thursday.
Sean Cumston, aged 30, of Kestrel Drive, Bury, Adam Smith, aged 23, of Valley Mill Lane, Bury, Lewis Rigby, aged 19, Canterbury Drive, Bury, Irfan Khan, aged 26, of Spring Lane, Radcliffe, Andrew Cassidy, aged 37, of Cambridge Grove, Whitefield, and Ashley Buckley, aged 22, of Settle Street, Little Lever, were all accused of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin.
Steven Reeves, aged 46, of York Street, Radcliffe, was charged with four counts of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin, and Dawn Hayward, aged 30, of York Street, Radcliffe, was charged with two counts of the same offence.
Noel Satchell, aged 51, of Plover Drive, Bury, was charged with two counts of being concerned in the supply of heroin and crack cocaine.
Mark Wild, aged 31, of Coronation Gardens, Radcliffe, was charged with two counts of supplying heroin and pleaded guilty to both offences. He is due to be sentenced at Bolton Crown Court on February 28.
A 17-year-old boy from Prestwich, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with supplying crack cocaine. He also pleaded guilty and will be sentenced at Bury Magistrates Court on February 28.
None of the other nine defendants entered a plea and their cases are due to be heard at a preliminary hearing at Bolton Crown Court on February 25.
Hayward was granted bail and the other 10 defendants were remanded in custody.