Couple sentenced for drug offences
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A couple from Loughborough who allowed their home to be used as a trap house have been sentenced.
For more than five months last year, a flat in Moira Street, occupied by Susan Moon and Charles Wallis was used as a base to sell class A drugs in the town.
The premises was uncovered during Operation Lionheart – aimed at tackling the sale and distribution of drugs in Leicester and Leicestershire.
Between 1 June and 13 November 2018, plain clothes officers purchased heroin from the premises on 18 separate occasions.
At Leicester Crown Court on Friday (25 October) the pair were sentenced after previous pleading guilty to a total of seven offences.
Both defendants admitted to permitting the use of a premises for supplying class A drugs between the above dates.
Wallis, 57, also pleaded guilty to three counts of supplying a class A drugs after he sold heroin in their home on 4 June, 1 September and 18 October 2018. He also admitted being in possession of two stun guns after they were found at the address following the execution of a warrant in March 2019.
Moon, 51, pleaded guilty to one count of supplying class A drugs after also selling heroin in their home on 24 September 2018.
In total each of them was given a two year prison sentence, suspended for two years.
A fellow defendant, dealt with as part of the operation, also appeared in court on Friday and admitted to 15 drug offences.
Nathan Williams, 25, of Earlsdon Avenue North, Coventry, pleaded guilty to seven counts of supplying class A drugs and eight counts of offering to supply class A drugs.
He is due to be sentenced on 29 November.