Coffs’ alleged drug syndicate members set to be sentenced
AS dawn broke on December 21, police officers forced their way into several homes across northern NSW in what was the culmination of an eight month-long investigation into a major drug supply network operating in the region.
Detectives who had established Strike Force Janian in May 2018 allege a number of drug dealers had been travelling almost 200km from Armidale to Coffs Harbour to purchase commercial quantities of cocaine, ecstasy and amphetamines - primarily from two homes in Toormina.
That morning, after the dawn raids of four homes in Armidale and eight in Coffs Harbour, a total of 19 people had been arrested.
Officers had also seized cash, drugs and weapons including knuckle dusters.
Now, almost a year on, some of the alleged members of the drug syndicate based in Coffs Harbour will soon face sentencing.
Corey Yeo and Ryan Gill, both facing charges of drug supply, this week had their sentencing adjourned to December 9 at Coffs Harbour District Court by Judge Penelope Wass to allow for the accused syndicate members to have their matters dealt with on the same day as the alleged principal offender, Jory Mackay who is facing up to 30 drug supply charges.
Tyler William Sinclair Hull, another alleged member who is facing eight drug supply charges, has also been listed for sentencing on the same day.