Men jailed for supplying drugs in Porthcawl

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

By GEM Staff Reporter
in Crime

Two men who were instrumental in supplying drugs in and around Porthcawl have been jailed.

Owen Morgan and Leeroy Reed were both convicted, alongside a third defendant Harry Griffiths, at Cardiff Crown Court on Tuesday, October 24.

The court heard the three men’s criminality was uncovered in August, when officers arrested Morgan on suspicion of possessing cocaine with intent to supply.

Among the evidence found at his property were mobile phones which linked both Reed and Griffiths to a drug supply operation.

Both were subsequently arrested and all three were last week convicted of being concerned in the supply of cannabis and possession of cannabis.

Morgan, aged 23, from Porthcawl, was also convicted of possessing and supplying cocaine. He was sentenced to a total of 30 months in prison.

Reed, aged 27, of North Cornelly, was jailed for a total of 22 months; while Griffiths, aged 19, of Porthcawl, who was also found guilty of possessing cocaine, was sentenced to a total 38 weeks in a young offenders institute, suspended for 12 months. He will be subject to an electronically monitored curfew for 16 weeks.

Detective Inspector Dean Taylor, said: “Illegal drugs have a devastating impact on our communities, inflicting misery upon users and their families, and local residents.

“We hope this sentence sends a strong message to anyone else who sees Porthcawl or the surrounding area as a potential marketplace in which to ply their illegal trade.

“As always, I would urge anyone with information about illegal drug activity in their community to tell us what they know via 101. We can and do act upon intelligence from the public and we will continue in our determined efforts to target those involved in the supply of drugs.

“An investigation is now also under way into the trio’s assets and finances, under the Proceeds of Crime Act, to ensure that they are unable to benefit in any way from their criminality,” Detective Inspector Taylor added.

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