Two Brighton residents have been sentenced for drug offences after pleading guilty following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).
Marlon Quigley, aged 33 of Wilmington Close, Brighton, East Sussex, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years’ and eight months’ imprisonment for drugs and firearms act offences.
His offences included possessing 9mm ammunition, a disguised tasor stun gun and incapacitant spray. Quigley was also sentenced for cultivation and possession with intent to supply herbal cannabis and possession with intent to supply cannabis resin offences.
His partner Samantha Day, aged 31, also of Wilmington Close, Brighton, pleaded guilty to two counts of allowing her premises to be used to cultivate cannabis and of being concerned in the supply of cannabis. Day was given 12 months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, and 120 hours of community service.
Det Insp Neil Cripps, from SEROCU, said: “We will continue to robustly pursue criminals who seek to bring violence and drug dealing into the counties of the South East and send out a strong message that we will continue the fight against those who wish to undertake this criminality in order to reduce the harm to our communities”
Sentencing took place on Wednesday (8/6) at Hove Crown Court.