TWENTY-ONE people have appeared in court following a crackdown into the supply of Class A drugs in Winchester and Southampton.

They all appeared in Southampton Magistrates Court after Hampshire Police's Fortress Team executed warrants in Lancashire and Cheshire between June-November 2014.

The team was supported by colleagues from forces in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire.

Officers travelled outside of the county to tackle offenders coming into Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to deal illegal drugs.

The following have appeared in court charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and money laundering:

·      Anthony Ainsley, 35, from Shevington Gardens in Manchester;

·      Barry Williams, 24, from Worsley Avenue in Manchester;

·      Sophie Jones, 28, from Sykeside Court in Haslingden, Lancashire;

·      Hermengildo Dange, 21, from Shiregreen Avenue in Manchester;

·      Sherief Ali, 23, from Brook Street in Stockport;

·      Natalie James, 30, from Markfield Avenue in Manchester;

·      Paul Williams, 24, from Piccard Close in Manchester;

·      Adam Finn, 18, from Dugdale Avenue in Manchester;

·      James Doyle, 24, from Southdown Crescent in Manchester;

·      Jack Impey, 22, from Kingsway South in Warrington, Cheshire;

·      Pedro Sanchez, 23, from Wallwork Street in Openshaw, Manchester;

·      Jordan McPherson, 18, formally of Howard Street in Ashton-under-Lyne in Manchester;

·      A 17-year-old boy from Manchester.

The following have appeared charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs:

·      Marcus Bryan, 25, from School Walk in Manchester;

·      Emma Lyons, 37, from Crossley Place, Southampton.

The following have appeared charged with money laundering:

·      Andrew Smith, 25, from Waterloo Road, Southampton;

·      Danielle Wilding, 28, from Clarke Avenue in Salford, Greater Manchester;

·      Leanne Dutton, 34, from Grayrigg Walk in Manchester;

·      David Morgan, 64, from Hough Walk in Salford;

·      Frankie Lee, 28, from Ashworth Street in Failsworth, Manchester;

·      Emmanuel Heathcoate, 20, from Queens Road, Manchester.

Of those who appeared in court, 20 have been bailed to appear at Southampton Crown Court on April 24, while two others remain in custody but will appear at the same court on April 24.

Gerrard Quinn, 23, formally of Kilton Walk in Manchester, who is charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and money laundering is due to appear at Southampton Magistrates Court, via video link, on April 13.

The Fortress team is dedicated to reducing the harm of drug-related violence and the support we receive from the community is vital in achieving this.