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An 18-year-old drug dealer has been jailed for three years after cocaine and £6,000 in cash was found in his bedroom.
Adam O’Reilly, of Coed y Pica, Abertridwr, was sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court on November 3.
Police carried out the search at O’Reilly’s home on August 28 this year.
He had pleaded guilty to being involved in the supply of cocaine, MDMA and ketamine at a hearing in October.
He had also pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to supply, as well as possession of cannabis.
He will serve his sentence at a young offenders institute.
PC Iwan Adams welcomed the sentencing and hopes it “sends a message that we will not tolerate the supply of drugs in our communities”.
PC Adams, of Gwent Police, said: “These drugs would otherwise have made it onto the streets of Gwent, causing misery in our communities.
“Tackling the supply of drugs is a priority for Gwent Police and we are committed to protecting those at risk in our communities, bringing offenders to justice and making Gwent a hostile environment for those seeking to do harm.”
He added: “This result would not have been possible without the continued support of local residents.
“Those living in our communities give us vital information about illegal drug activity in their area and we would encourage people to continue to report any such concerns so we can take action.
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“I would urge anyone with any information to call us on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
O’Reilly was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £190 upon his release. The victim surcharge goes towards funding victim services.
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