Three more charged over £7m drugs ring

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Three men accused of being part of a £7m drugs ring said to involve a South Tyneside man have appeared in court.

Michael Watts, 46, of Bedeburn Road, Jarrow, was arrested as part of a nationwide series of raids called by the North East Regional Organised Crime Unit.

He appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court in June, charged with conspiracy to supply heroin – a Class A drug and conspiracy to supply amphetamine – a Class B drug.


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