Leeds gang jailed for 24 years after police find £140,000 of cocaine in a car

JAILED: Clockwise from top left are Anton Brown, Joshua Pyke, Kane Dacosta and Nathaniel Wisdom.
JAILED: Clockwise from top left are Anton Brown, Joshua Pyke, Kane Dacosta and Nathaniel Wisdom.
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FOUR LEEDS men have been jailed for more than 24 years after police found 1kg of cocaine worth £140,000 in a car.

Officers made the discovery when they stopped a vehicle on Harehills Lane in Leeds on 16 September, Leeds Crown Court heard.

Nathaniel Wisdom, 26, from Broadlea Avenue, Leeds, and Anton Brown, 19, from Stainbeck Road, Leeds, were in the car at the time.

Enquiries led officers to two more people – Joshua Pyke, 28, from Clough Street, Morley, and Kane Dacosta, 24, from The Lane, Richmond Hill, Leeds.

Today the four were sentenced for their parts in a conspiracy to supply the class A drug.

Kane Dacosta was found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine and money laundering and sentenced to eight years and six months in prison.

Joshua Pyke and Anton Brown were found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine and sentenced to seven years and three years and six months respectively.

Nathaniel Wisdom admitted conspiracy to supply cocaine and sentenced to five years and eight months.

Detective Inspector Mark Long, of West Yorkshire Police’s Protective Services (Crime) team, said: “These sentences send out a strong message that this sort of criminal activity will not be tolerated in West Yorkshire.

“These four individuals were involved in a serious criminal enterprise and I am delighted that they are no longer able to ply their evil trade.”

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