Retrial to be held in drugs case at Portsmouth Crown Court

Portsmouth Crown Court
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DEFENDANTS in a drug trial will face a new jury next year.  

At Portsmouth Crown Court a judge ordered a re-trial for seven people after a jury trial lasting three weeks.

They faced charges of conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine, class A drugs, between November 2016 and April 2017.

They are: Prince Adeshokan, 20, Tyler Griffiths, 20, Tyreece Riggon, 18, Paris Gayle, 27 and Devonte Sowell, 20. Gayle faces an additional charge of acquiring criminal property of £7,650.

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Adeshokan, of Lakehall Gardens, London; Griffiths, of Selsdon Park Road; Riggon, of Wisbeach Road; Gayle, of St Aubyn's Road, all of Croydon, deny the charges.

Robert Tomney, 51, of Basin Street, Portsmouth, and Jason Valvona, 48, of Gosport Road, Fareham, deny the conspiracy charges.

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The new trial will take place on February 24.