Man sentenced for supplying class A drugs among string of offences

A Blackwood man has been sentenced to 10 years after pleading guilty to a string of offences in court, including being concerned in the supply of cocaine, dangerous driving and possession of criminal property.

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Jay Jones, 23, from Croespenmaen appeared at Newport Crown Court on Saturday 28 October where he plead guilty to:

Two counts of being concerned in the supply of cocaine,
two counts of driving a vehicle over the limit (specified controlled drug),
one count of dangerous driving,
two counts of failing to stop when required,
one count of possession with intent to supply class A – cocaine and
one count of possession of criminal property.
He received a sentence of 10 years in prison.

Police Constable Rhys Jones, the officer in the case, said:

“Jay Jones has been convicted of serious offences and we welcome the sentence imposed by the court.

“Jones was the head of a sophisticated drugs operation which dealt multi-kilo amounts of Class A and B drugs.

“He made huge profits from the sale of drugs and was in possession of more than £90,000 in cash when he was caught.

“In his attempt to avoid the police, Jones drove dangerously around a busy car park putting innocent lives at risk.

“The skill and professionalism of our Roads Policing and Specialist Operations (RPSO) officers ensured that no-one was hurt as a result of his actions and successfully arrested him preventing further harm.

“Jones main motivation was to make huge amounts of money from his drug dealing enterprise. The significant amount of cash and drugs that was recovered demonstrates the level of criminality he was operating at as a wholesale supplier of cocaine and his arrest disrupts the drug supply chain in Gwent.”

Jay Jones in custody

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