Jury to resume deliberations over verdicts in Great Yarmouth drugs conspiracy trial on Friday

PUBLISHED: 17:31 14 March 2019

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd

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A jury in the trial of five people accused of being involved in a drugs conspiracy which flooded Great Yarmouth with cocaine and heroin will resume their deliberations on Friday (March 15).

The “Deano” phone line was used by the county lines gang to target known drug users in Yarmouth between May 2017 and June, last year, and is alleged to have heavily relied on the use of mobile phones to advertise the drugs.

Five people have gone on trial at Norwich Crown Court accused of being involved in the conspiracy.

William Donkoh, 31, of Brooksby’s Walk, Hackney, Sebastian Arenas-Valencia, 20, from Hackney, Tatjana Reinis, 40, of Rodney Road, Great Yarmouth, Ian Starkings, 38, of Pottergate, Norwich, and Irina Rasimovic, 31, of no fixed address, have all denied two counts of conspiracy to supply a Class A drug in Great Yarmouth.

The jury will resume deliberations tomorrow morning after being sent out to consider their verdicts at just before 12.20pm today.

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