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Worcester man jailed for drug offences has sentence extended in the Court of Appeal

Wesley Usherwood, 20, of no fixed abode was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday 23 February having pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs (crack cocaine and heroin), production of crack cocaine and obstructing a constable.

The four year sentence given to Usherwood was deemed unduly lenient by investigating officer Detective Constable Joshua Hunt who went on to explore the possibility of the sentence being appealed.

On Thursday 10 May, DC Hunt attended The Royal Courts of Justice in London for the appeal hearing, where Wesley Usherwood had his sentence extended to eight  years in prison. Usherwood was given credit for an early guilty plea and will serve six years and nine months of his eight year sentence.

DC Hunt said: "It is only right that persons bringing the highest level of risk of harm into our communities are dealt with robustly by the police and issued appropriate sentences at court to reflect their offending.

"We will continue to target individuals like Mr Usherwood, who travel to Worcestershire to harm the community by drug dealing."

If you have any information relating to drug offences in your local area, please report it to West Mercia Police on 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Posted at 9:40am, Monday 14 May, LK, Corporate Communications

Published 14/05/18