A DRUG dealer who carried on selling, despite being arrested twice, was jailed for 18 months today, November 30.

Simon Lee Rees, aged 21, was described by a judge as a persistent and brazen dealer who did not learn his lesson even after he had been caught.

The court heard Rees, who had used different addresses throughout the county, had boasted about his wares through social media.

Dean Pulling, prosecuting, told Swansea crown court how police went to an address in Cherry Tree Close, Milford Haven, and could immediately smell cannabis.

They found 34 flowering heads and a quantity of money.

The occupier, said Mr Pulling, immediately blurted out: "They are not mine, Simon asked me to look after them."

Police discovered that Rees had been boasting about how much cannabis he could sell using Facebook and Messenger.

He had been using the address as a safe house, the court heard.

Six months later police went to his brother's address in Greenacre Court, Kilgetty, where they found £1,500 in cash and drugs materials such as a cannabis grinder.

Rees was arrested for a second time.

In June they searched Rees' home in Bryn Seion, Solva, where they found 77 grams of cannabis in a garden shed, eight bags of cannabis ready for supplying and a mobile telephone containing 588 text messages relating to drugs deals.

Rees admitted possessing cannabis with intent to supply and the actual supply of cannabis.

Judge Thomas described Rees as a commercial supplier who was in it to make a profit.