Dealer sup­plied drugs to un­der­cover of­fi­cer

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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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