A dealer who admitted flooding Barry’s streets with heroin and cocaine is beginning a three-year jail term.
Officers from Barry’s ‘Priority Policing Team’ stopped Charles Anthony Gaughan in a planned intelligence-led operation on October 4, as he drove along Grand Avenue, Cardiff.
A search of the 26-year-old’s hire car uncovered a quantity of cannabis, more than £1,000 cash, drug paraphernalia and two mobile phones linking him to the supply of drugs in the Barry area.
Appearing at Cardiff Crown Court on November 2, Gaughan, of Dobbins Road, pleaded guilty to supplying heroin and cocaine and possession of class B and C drugs.
Sentencing Gaughan to three years in prison, Judge Eleri Rees ordered the forfeiture and destruction of a number of items related to his illegal trade, including various mobile phones, cash and drugs.
Detective Sergeant Julian Kerslake said: “Drugs have no place in our communities – and nor do those individuals who show a complete disregard for the law in order to peddle them.
“Charles Gaughan’s arrest was the result of a well-planned operation which not only demonstrates our determination to rid our communities of drugs, but also proves that we can and very often do act upon the information provided to us by the public.”
Anyone with information or concerns about illegal drug activity in their communities should contact 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.