Dealer supplied drugs to undercover officer
A FORMER boxer diagnosed with cannabisinduced psychosis was caught supplying heroin and crack cocaine after dealing to an undercover police officer.
Leyton Ewings and his co-defendant, Thomas Hodges, were caught by police as part of the large-scale Operation Avalanche aiming to tackle the supply of Class A drugs.
Sentencing the pair at Newport Crown Court, Judge Patrick Curran QC said: “You have both got terrible records.”
The court heard Ewings supplied the undercover officer with £10 wraps of heroin on eight separate occasions between August and September. He also supplied a Clingfilm wrap of crack cocaine.
Ruth Smith, prosecuting, said Hodges supplied the officer with crack on one occasion.
Ewings, 39, from Windsor Road in Barry, pleaded guilty to nine counts of supplying Class A drugs.
David Leathley, for Ewings, said his client was not taking a profit but was helping someone he thought was in the same position.
Hodges, 31, from Park Crescent in Barry, admitted one count of supplying crack cocaine.
Claire Pickthall, for Hodges, said he became addicted to Class A drugs when he was 18.
Ewings was jailed for three years and Hodges for 16 months. An order was made for the drugs to be destroyed.
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