Three drug dealers have been jailed following a two-year police investigation.
Joshua Billingham, 23, Ellis Brace, 24 and Jamie Grady, 20, appeared at Cardiff Crown Court on Monday (November 16), where they were jailed for a combined 12 years.
Billingham, of Standard Street, Trethomas, was jailed for seven years. He pleaded guilty to supplying cocaine and possession of cannabis.
Brace, from Tonyfelin Road, Caerphilly town, was jailed for three years. He also pleaded guilty to supplying cocaine.
Both were ordered to pay a £170 victim surcharge upon release. The victim surcharge goes towards the Victim and Witness General Fund, which provides funding for victim services.
Meanwhile, Grady, of East Avenue, Bedwas, was sentenced to two years in a youth offenders institute.
He pleaded guilty to supplying cocaine, MDMA and ketamine, and was ordered to pay a £140 victim surcharge.
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Detective Constable Michael Coles, of Gwent Police, said: “This was a two-year investigation into a group of young men who were responsible for supplying cocaine in Caerphilly.
“The group was headed up by Joshua Billingham, who was supplying wholesale amounts of cocaine to other dealers.”
DC Coles added: “Every pound you put into a dealer’s pocket funds organised crime and we hope the sentences given will deter others from wanting to get involved in this type of crime which ruins the lives of so many people, including users and their families.
“We are determined to pursue drug suppliers and bring them to justice. Please continue to help us target these individuals by calling 101 with any information, or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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