Councillor demands tough sentences for Lichfield drug dealers

Councillor John Walker

Councillor John Walker

A Lichfield councillor has called for firms sentence to be handed down to five members of a drug-dealing gang.

Tina Gair (45), her husband Richard (47), and their son Duane (20), all from Meadowbrook Road in Lichfield, one of their daughters, Kerry Gair (24) from Leyfields in Lichfield, and Patsy-Anne Lenton (37) from Stychbrook Gardens in Lichfield, had initially pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to supply cannabis vegetation following a trial at Stafford Crown Court. But they changed their plea to guilty during their trial.

Cllr John Walker (Ind, Curborough) hopes the result of the case will help clean up the area.

He told The Lichfield Blog:

“These are people who have no respect for the law or their neighbours. People came to me a year ago complaining that these people were selling drugs and I reported it to the police, so it’s good to see such swift action.

“Hopefully they’ll be taken off the streets along with the drugs they have been dealing and we can start to clean-up the area.”

All five will be sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on November 20.

And Cllr Walker hopes the court will impose a tough punishment so that they can be removed from the city. He explained:

“They have been tolerated for too long so hopefully the court will give them a tough punishment to act as a deterrent and get them away from our area.

“And hopefully action will be taken to ensure they aren’t returned to the area in the future.

“But I have to thank the police for taking such swift and decisive action to tackle the problems being posed by these people.”

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6 Comments

  1. Dinah Ash

    16th October, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    People like this should be punished severely… they have no regard for anyone else but themselves and they are the scum of the earth. Let them rot.

  2. BrownhillsBob

    16th October, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    That’s a bit harsh, I’d just see him loose his seat at the next election…

    Bob

  3. Class Crisis

    17th October, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    I laughed.

  4. Unconcerned Citizen

    18th October, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Haha – thats too funny.
    I wonder how much cummunity service they will get.

  5. BrownhillsBob

    18th October, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Mr. Walker doesn’t do community service, just self service. Publicity, mainly.

    Bob

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