TWO men have appeared in court charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs in Worcestershire.

Nicholas Ward, aged 31, of City Road, Birmingham and Aleksander Savcuks, aged 18, of Walsall Road, Birmingham appeared at Worcester Crown Court yesterday.

Ward appeared via videolink and Savcuks in person. Both admitted two counts of supplying controlled drugs of class A – heroin and cocaine – between November 1 last year and March 31 this year.

The case was prosecuted by Ravi Sidhu. Ward was represented by Rachel Pennington. Savcuks was unrepresented. Ward only accepted his guilt on the basis he did not have a specialist role and that it was ‘not his operation’. It is now for the Crown Prosecution Service to decide whether they accept this basis. Judge Robert Juckes QC said Savcuks could expect to get at least a 25 per cent reduction in the length of his prison sentence because of his early guilty plea. Ward would also receive credit if his basis of plea was accepted. He ordered pre-sentence reports to be prepared by the probation service. He warned both men: “That isn’t an indication of a non-custodial sentence. Plainly these offences will result in custodial sentences.”