Christopher Burns, Alfred Floyd and Alexander Floyd

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Men from Burntwood have been jailed for their part in a bid to supply a kilogram of cocaine.
Christopher Burns, Alfred Floyd and Alexander Floyd
Six people have been sentenced to a total of 30 years behind bars after a six-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court:
  • Christopher Burns, aged 40, of Hill Street, Burntwood – sentenced to 12 years in jail.
  • Lee Crowley, aged 42, of Pound Road, Oldbury – sentenced to six years in jail.
  • Alexander Floyd, aged 25, of Overton Road, Hammerwich – sentenced to six years in jail.
  • Alfred Floyd, aged 26, of Scholars Gate, Burntwood – sentenced to six years in jail.
  • Joseph Gregory, aged 41, from Rugeley Road, Chase Terrace, Burntwood was found guilty of possession and was fined £1,750 to be paid over 12 months.
  The cocaine was found to have a purity of 81% with a street value of more than £200,000.   The court heard that on 24 November 24 2014, Burns – who headed the gang – directed Alexander Floyd to attend McDonalds in Hagley Road West in Birmingham to collect a package from Crowley. But Floyd was stopped and arrested with 1kg of cocaine found in the foot-well of the Vauxhall Corsa he was driving. It was wrapped in a carrier bag with his fingerprints on. Detective Inspector Pete Cooke, of Staffordshire Police’s Major and Organised Crime department, said: “These men were clearly significant in the supply of Class A drugs in Staffordshire. The arrests and subsequent convictions of all five are the result of a well-planned operation and this investigation shows that we are determined to rid our communities of drugs and those intent on dealing them.”

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.