Leeds drug plot man to be deported

A man jailed after admitting conspiracy to supply illegal drugs will be deported back to Jamaica when he has finished his sentence.

Lloyd Everton Wilson, 38, from London, was sentenced to three and a half years with automatic deportation after completing his sentence after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply class A drugs at Leeds Crown Court.

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The case centred on a plot to traffic drugs into West Yorkshire, which led to the death of Leeds man Paul Garvey, 35, in a cocaine deal that went wrong in July 2009.

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Three other men have already been convicted of offences linked to this matter.

The previously convicted were Neville Anthony Clarke, 48, from Leeds, who was jailed for 12 years for the manslaughter of Garvey and conspiracy to supply Class A drugs; Nicholas Webb, 32, also from Leeds, was sentenced to six years for conspiracy to supply class A drugs; and Vaughan Alexander Williams, 40, again from Leeds, was jailed for three years over the same charge.

Det Supt Dick Nuttall from the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: "The manner in which Paul Garvey died reminds us just how dangerous and destructive the illegal drugs trade can be.

"This was a needless loss of life that has deeply affected the Garvey family."

Following Mr Garvey's death, painstaking detective work resulted in police identifying and prosecuting not only the man who struck the fatal blows, but also a network of people involved in trafficking drugs into West Yorkshire.

The crown court judge commended the police enquiry team after sentencing Wilson.

In the wake of the convictions, detectives are trying to recover assets obtained by some of those involved as a result of their crimes under the Proceeds of Crime legislation.

Mr Garvey was found battered in Ashton Place, Harehills, Leeds, shortly before 1am on Monday July 27 2009.

He was single and lived with his parents in the Copgroves area of Harehills.

After his violent death, his family spoke of the void in their lives and described him as an "intelligent, solid, quiet yet charismatic" man. He was born in Lusaka, Zambia, and attended Gledhow Primary, Allerton Grange Middle and Roundhay High schools.

Mr Garvey was also a talented young footballer and a keep-fit enthusiast as an adult.

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