Three Corby men jailed for 27 years

Three men from Corby have been jailed for 27 years for Class A drugs offences

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 11:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 11:58 am

Three men from Corby have been jailed for a total of 27 years for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and assisting in the commission of Class A drugs offences.

David Gourlay, 31, previously of Rossetti Road, Sorrell Carr, 44, previously of Larch Road, and Peter Cummings, 34, previously of Holyrood Walk, were each sentenced to nine years in prison at Northampton Crown Court on Thursday, January 30.

Lead investigator, DC Scott Allan, said: "I welcome the sentences handed out to Gourlay, Carr and Cummings and I hope they spend their time in prison reflecting on the bad choices they have made in order to make better ones when they are released."

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From left to right: Sorrell Car, David Gourlay, and Peter Cummings. The three men have been jailed for drugs offences

The men were convicted as part of Northamptonshire Police's Operation Viper, which is targeting those involved in drugs and gang related crime.

Operation Viper is tackling Class A drugs and focuses on organised crime groups, local drug lines, and county lines.

Detective Chief Inspector Lee McBride, who leads the operation, said: "One of our top priorities at Northamptonshire Police is to crack down on drug and gang related crime and this case demonstrates that – three drug dealers taken off our streets and put behind bars.

"Operation Viper will continue to be relentless in the pursuing of anyone thought to be involved in the supply of drugs and as you can see from this case, the time you can spend in jail as a result can be significant."