A brother and sister from Northamptonshire have been jailed after being convicted of conspiracy to supply drugs.
They and a third person were arrested in November 2013 when a search warrant was carried out at the home of 42 year old Marilyn Holland in Manor Road in Rothwell.
During the search, Marilyn’s brother 37 year old Percy Holland of Wellington Street in Kettering arrived with his associate 31 year old Charles Holland who isn`t related.
A fourth man-30 year old Lee Jenkins of Orchard Crescent in Kettering admitted conspiracy to supply cannabis and was given an eight month suspended sentence.
In total, officers found nearly 58g of cocaine at the house, estimated to be worth £2,500, as well as nearly 45g of cannabis, estimated to be worth £600.
Two dealer books were found at the address, one was hidden in a tumble dryer, as well as £5000 in a safe in Marilyn s bedroom, which she and her brother Percy, claimed were a combination of his savings and a redundancy payout.
Marilyn Holland, aged 42, of Manor Road, Rothwell, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine and cannabis and was given a three year prison sentence.
Percy Holland, aged 37, of Wellington Street, Kettering, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine and possession of an offensive weapon. He was found guilty of both offences and given a five year prison sentence.
Charles Holland, aged 31, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine. He was found guilty and received a three year prison sentence.
Charles is already serving a three year sentence for a separate offence of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. Both sentences will be served consecutively.
Lee Jenkins, aged 30, of Orchard Crescent, Kettering, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cannabis and was given an eight month suspended sentence.
Detective Constable Brendan Breslin, from the Organised Crime and Drugs Team, told Connect FM: “While two of the defendants did plead guilty, Percy and Charles Holland were foolish enough to believe they could get away with it by pleading not guilty.
“The evidence against them was clear to the jury who found them guilty. We are pleased with the convictions given to these drug dealers.”