Drug dealer jailed over £200,000 cocaine plot makes bid for a shorter prison sentence

Luke Porter says his eight years and eight month sentence is 'excessive'

A drug dealer linked with cocaine worth over £200,000 has failed to persuade top judges that his jail term was too long.

Luke Porter, 28, was one of a gang of men locked up following a drug-busting operation by Leicestershire Police in 2015.

Porter, of Chapel Lane, Cosby, was jailed for eight years eight months in October 2017.

He had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to...
source: Leicester Mercury

2019-01-23 20:02
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