Pair await their fate for dealing Class A drugs
TWO men will be sentenced for their involvment in dealing Class A drugs in Llanelli.
The men appeared separately at the town’s magistrates’ court on Thursday after they were caught in unrelated drug dealing stings as part of DyfedPowys’ Police’s Operation Cryptic.
They will both be sentenced in January at Swansea Crown Court
Lee John, aged 36, of Prendergast Street, Llanelli pleaded guilty to a charge of supplying 0.18 grams of heroin on April 9 in Llanelli and also guilty to a charge of offering to supply a quantity of heroin in the town just weeks later on April 22.
Christopher Daniel Morris, aged 36, of Myrtle Terrace, Llanelli pleaded guilty to supplying 0.18grams of cocaine on June 5 in Llanelli.
On the same day he also supplied 0.28grams of heroin in the town and pleaded guilty to that charge in court.
His third guilty plea was for a supply of herion weighing 0.22grams in Llanelli on June 6.
Morris faced a further charge of supplying cocaine on June 6 in Llanelli, weighing 0.14grams.
Prosecutor Sian Vaughan said during both defendants’ hearings that the charges were beyond the sentencing powers of the magistrates’ court.
No defence was offered at this stage by John’s solicitor Gareth Jones.
It was the same for Morris, with his solicitor Andrew Isaac offering no defence.
District judge Christopher James sent both cases to Swansea Crown Court for sentencing on January 14.
He described Morris’ offending as “street dealing.”
Both John and Morris were granted conditional bail at their hearings and told to reside and sleep each night at their home addresses until their sentencing dates.