A group of men are jailed following an investigation into a drug ring.

Four members of an organised crime group which supplied cocaine particularly in St Albans but also across Herefordshire were sentenced to a total of more than 39 years in prison.

Following a lengthy investigation conducted by Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Serious and Organised Crime Unit, the organised crime group was completely dismantled.

The four men appeared at Harrow Crown Court on Monday (November 18) after they were found guilty of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

  • Dean Dias, 34, of Harrow Way, Watford, was sentenced to ten years and four months.

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Dean Dias (Photo: Hertfordshire Constabulary)

  • Jason Robinson, 35, of Orchard Crescent, Stevenage was sentenced to twelve years.

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Jason Robinson (Photo: Hertfordshire Constabulary)

  • William Roberts, 31, of Springfield Gardens, Woodford Green, was sentenced to nine years.

Watford Observer: William Roberts (Photo: Hertfordshire Constabulary)William Roberts (Photo: Hertfordshire Constabulary)

  • Kieran Kenna, 36, of Sheepfold Lane, Amersham, was sentenced to eight years and six months.

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Kieran Kenna (Photo: Hertfordshire Constabulary)

Another member of the group, Ashley Haw, 31, of Roundwood Road, Amersham, is still due in court for sentencing on December 16, after he pleaded guilty to drug supply offences.

Detective Chief Inspector Tracy Pemberton, from the Serious and Organised Crime Command, said: “These convictions are the result of a long-term investigation into one of the major drug supply networks across Hertfordshire.

“We have managed to totally dismantle this organised crime group, which has been involved not only in drug dealing but also violent crime. Its members posed a great threat to the community.

“Operation Relentless is Hertfordshire Constabulary’s response to the on-going threat from organised criminal gangs. These groups pose a threat to local communities and the force is committed to identifying and relentlessly pursuing individuals and networks involved in serious and organised crime.

“As part of this work, we depend on information from members of the community to help us crack down on drug-related crime. Any information you can provide, no matter how small it may seem, could help us to identify and apprehend drug dealers.”

Suspected drug crime can be reported via the police non-emergency number 101. If a crime is in progress, always dial 999. You can also use the Constabulary’s online reporting form at: herts.police.uk/report.

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.

If you or someone you know has a drugs problem they can get help by contacting FRANK on 0800 77 66 00 or visit www.talktofrank.com.