A REQUEST has been made to review the prison sentences dished out to young men who exploited children to be drug runners in Dorset.
Amman Khan-Brown, aged 20 and of Sulina Road, Brixton Hill, London, and Lee Wedderman, aged 21 and of Rosslyn Road, Barking, London, received sentences of three years and two months’ imprisonment and two years and two months’ imprisonment respectively.
This was for two offences of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.
The Attorney General’s Office has been asked to look into the Bournemouth Crown Court sentences, which were issued on October 21, under the unduly lenient sentence scheme.
A spokesperson from the Attorney General’s Office said: “We have received a request for this sentence to be considered under the unduly lenient sentence (ULS) scheme.
“The law officers have 28 days from sentencing to consider the case and make a decision.”
If the Attorney General’s Office believes the sentences were unduly lenient, they can refer the case to the Court of Appeal where a senior judge could increase them.
As reported, officers attended an address in Boscombe in May where Khan-Brown and Wedderman were located and a quantity of suspected class A drugs as well as around £1,000 in cash were recovered.
The drugs were confirmed as cocaine and heroin, with a total street value estimated at more than £1,200.
Police also seized two mobile phones from the address, which were found to contain evidence that they were being used for the supply of class A drugs.
Information obtained by officers indicated the two defendants were running a county line supplying class A drugs in the Bournemouth area and were exploiting children as young as 13 to act as drugs runners.