Pair await their fate for deal­ing Class A drugs

Llanelli Star - - Letters -

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.

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