Skegby drug dealer jailed for seven years

A Skegby man has been jailed for seven years after admitting a number of charges including the production of cannabis and firearms possession.

Barry Wagstaff (50), of Moorland Close, Skegby, was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday after admitting a total of 13 charges, including production and possession of cannabis with intent to supply, possession of amphetamine with intent to supply and possession of firearms without a certificate at a hearing last month.

Wagstaff had evaded arrest back in March 2010 when police executed a warrant at his home.

Officers found a cannabis grow, drugs and firearms, including shotguns, rifles and CS spray.

His partner, 41-year-old Anna-Marie Spackman, was arrested on that occasion and pleaded guilty last month to possession of CS spray and production of cannabis.

She received an eight-month prison sentence, which was suspended for two years.

Wagstaff was arrested on 27th October when he was traced to a property in Yorke Street, Mansfield, where police found another cannabis grow.

Investigating officer DC Gareth Castledine said: “We are very pleased with the sentence given to Wagstaff, which should send out a message that there are stiff penalties being handed out to those who think they can deal in drugs.

“Drugs destroy lives and communities and individuals like Wagstaff try to profit from that misery. We are determined they should not be allowed to do so, and we will continue to bring offenders like Wagstaff before the courts to have them convicted.”