Woman jailed for eight years for firearms and drugs offences

Items recovered

A mother has been found guilty of possessing two firearms and ammunition and thousands of pounds worth of Class A drugs – which were found in her kitchen cupboard.

Remmay Williams, 24, of Blount Road, Leicester, was arrested by officers after an operation by the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, which culminated in March 2016.

During a search of her address officers discovered 126 grams of crack cocaine and 96 grams of heroin and 13 grams of powder cocaine packaged up in her kitchen cupboard, along with a loaded Makarov semi-automatic pistol, wrapped in a tea towel.

The discovery at her property came just hours after James Orme was stopped in his vehicle and arrested for firearm and drugs offences. He was stopped having left William’s home address just moments earlier and in the front seat of his car was 308 grams of crack cocaine and 137 grams of heroin along with a Skorpion vz.61 Czechoslovakian sub-machine gun.

Orme, 29, of Station Road, Countesthorpe, appeared at court last year and was sentenced in June to nine years behind bars after pleading guilty to:

  • possession of a Skorpion machine pistol and associated ammunition
  • possession of a Makarov firearm and associated ammunition
  • possession with intent to supply crack cocaine
  • possession with intent to supply heroin

Reporting restrictions have meant we have not been able to publicise his sentence until now.

Williams was today (Thursday 8 June) found guilty of:

  • possession of a Makarov self-loading pistol and associated ammunition
  • possession of a Skorpion machine pistol and associated ammunition
  • possession with intent to supply Class A drugs heroin
  • possession of intent to supply Class A drugs cocaine

She was sentenced to six years in prison for the firearms offences and two years in prison for the drugs offences.

The cumulative cash total of the drugs recovered from both the car and the kitchen was around £24,000 wholesale value.

Investigator Emily Sharpe, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: “Throughout the investigation Williams maintained she had no knowledge of the drugs and gun being in her kitchen cupboard, which also contained everyday items.

“She was close friends with Orme, whom she knew to be a drug dealer, and had little regard for the safety of others living in her house, putting them at risk.

“Officers from East Midlands Special Operations Unit and Leicestershire Police worked collectively to build a strong case against Orme and Williams and as a result of the investigation, they will both be behind bars.

“We are committed to taking both drugs and firearms off the streets of Leicester and will do all we can to stop them coming into our counties and being distributed.

“Drugs blight communities and ruin lives. Whether it be low level dealing, or highly organised trafficking and distribution, we are committed to taking drugs off our streets and bringing those responsible to justice.”

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

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