Birmingham man jailed in Newport for cross-border cocaine operation
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Jake Clarke, 27, from Birmingham, pleaded guilty to four offences at Newport Crown Court on Monday 12 July, for possessing and supplying class A drugs.
A Birmingham man has been sentenced to 6 years and 9 months in prison for possessing and supplying cocaine.
Jake Clarke, 27, from Birmingham, appeared at Newport Crown Court on Monday 12 July, where he pleaded guilty to four offences.
He admitted the offences of: being concerned in the supply of a class A drug – other; possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class A – cocaine; being concerned in offering to supply a class A drug – other; and possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class A – cocaine.
DC Alistair Frame, the officer in the case, said:
“Jake Clarke was responsible for running a drug line operating between Birmingham and Newport over a number of months. He was caught with over £20,000-worth of heroin and crack cocaine on 22 October 2020, as well as being in possession of the drug line.
“I welcome the sentence imposed on Jake Clarke, and hope that it acts as a deterrent to those who think it is ok to create misery in our communities.
“Drugs have no place in our communities, and Gwent Police is committed to disrupting any illegal drug activity in our force area.
“Gwent’s Serious Organised Crime Units will continue to target individuals who decide to engage in drug-related criminal activity.
“Anyone with information regarding the supply of controlled drugs should phone 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.”