Bulwell man handed suspended sentence for role in drugs gang

A Bulwell man has been given a suspended prison sentence after admitting being part of major drugs operation.

By Tim Cunningham
Thursday, 26th May 2022, 9:10 am

Benjamin Hoyland, 24, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and conspiring to supply class A and B drugs and was handed a two-year sentence, suspended for two years.

He was part of gang that was led by Kevin Nussey, from Mansfield, who was locked up for five years after making thousands of pounds by flooding the Mansfield area with cocaine and cannabis over several months.

Nussey was arrested when armed police stopped a white BMW and found him with a large amount of the class A drug and cash, on October 14, 2019

Hoyland was sentenced when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court

This ultimately led to police also arresting Hoyland and others in connection with the drugs operation.

Nussey was arrested again in May 2020, after his bad driving aroused suspicion, and police found 19 grams of cocaine on him, along with bycarbonate of soda for cutting the drug and £1,000 in cash.

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In addition to the drug offences, Nussey was also part of a group that was involved in an incident in Warsop, on January 31, 2020 in which a man was assaulted.

Hoyland appeared in court on May 25 for sentencing, along with Nussey, Nathan Holmes, 22, of New Olllerton, Connor Bower, 21, of Warsop, Amie Ball, 28, of Mansfield and Kieran Roberts, 30 of Mansfield, having all pleaded guilty to their respective charges in relation to the drugs operation.

Holmes was handed a 12-month sentence, suspended for two years, for two counts of possession with intent to supply class B drugs and conspiring to supply class A and B drugs.

Bower, Ball and Roberts were all handed community orders, having pleaded guilty to affray.

Detective inspector Luke Todd, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Drugs cause irreparable damage to everyone they touch and can ruin lives, which is why our officers continue to work so tirelessly to intercept these dangerous substances before they can reach their targets and cause harm.

“We will never allow those who make their living from selling drugs to operate and will continue with our efforts to make their lives as difficult as possible by taking them off our streets and putting offenders behind bars.”