Monkton drug dealer vomits in court as he is sent to prison for six years
3:00pm Sunday 13th October 2013 in County News
A Monkton man kept on dealing in Class A drugs even after being caught by police and granted bail, a judge heard on Friday.
Gary Newell, aged 24, vomited violently in the dock at Swansea crown court as Judge Philip Hughes jailed him for six years.
Newell, of Tenby Court, Monkton, admitted possessing cocaine in December, 2012, with intent to supply, and to an identical charge in April, 2013.
Newell also admitted possessing mephedrone with intent to supply and to having a knife.
Jim Davis, prosecuting, said on December 7 police stopped a Peugeot on the A40, in which Newell was a front seat passenger.
Police found a knife under the seat and after taking Newell to Haverfordwest police station found he had cocaine in his underwear with a street value of up to £2,450. He also had £790 in cash.
Newell was granted bail to await sentencing.
But on April 17 police kept watch in Skomer Court, Haverfordwest, and saw him retrieve an orange bag from a shed, and later return it. He did the same the following day.
Detectives then stopped a Volkswagen Golf near Kilgetty and found that Newell had a large amount of cash on him.
And a search of the shed in Skomer Court uncovered £1,680 worth of mephedrone and £400 worth of cocaine.
Mr Davis said an examination of Newell’s mobile telephone “showed quite clearly” he had been supplying drugs.
Newell’s barrister, Chris James, said the defendant had turned to drugs after a personal tragedy and had gone from using to abusing and then to dealing.
Judge Hughes, who adjourned the hearing for a short while after Newell became unwell, ordered the confiscation of £2,516 in cash found on Newell after ruling he had made it out of crime.
He said Newell was in a particularly serious situation because the second round of offending had taken place while he was on bail.