Caerphilly men jailed for drug offences
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Luke Grant Wiegold, Luke Shane Wiegold and Geraint Watters pleaded guilty to cannabis and cocaine supply offences at Newport Crown Court on Friday 28 May.
Luke Grant Wiegold
Luke Shane Wiegold
Three men from Caerphilly have received prison sentences of more than nine years combined for drug production and supply offences.
Luke Grant Wiegold, 37, and Luke Shane Wiegold, 32, both of Heol Fawr, Penyrheol and Geraint Watters, 37, of Bryn Aber, Abertridwr appeared at Newport Crown Court on Friday 28 May.
Luke Grant Wiegold pleaded guilty to producing a controlled drug of class B – cannabis; being concerned in the supply of cocaine; being concerned in the supply of cannabis and dishonestly used without due authority a quantity of electricity.
Luke Shane Wiegold and Geraint Watters both pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine.
Officers searched an address in Abertridwr during a warrant and uncovered a mobile phone, belonging to Watters, which revealed messages linking him to the supply of class A.
Further enquiries into these messages by officers led them to Luke Grant Wiegold’s address, where more than 30 mature cannabis plants were found.
Text messages on another mobile phone, belonging to Luke Grant Wiegold, revealed a list, which was later linked to the possible sale of more than half a kilo of cocaine.
PC Rhys Jones, the officer in the case, said:
“These three men from Caerphilly are serving lengthy prison sentences for their part in supplying cocaine and cannabis.
“We will continue to work together to target those whose criminal activities blight the lives of communities across Gwent.
“Illegal drugs have no place in our society. We’re committed to disrupting and dismantling organised crime groups, bringing people before the courts and removing drugs from our streets.
“This result would not have been possible without the continued support of those living in our communities.
“The vital information that they provide about illegal drug activity in their area assists officers greatly in achieving results like this.
“We would encourage people to continue to report any such concerns so we can take action.”
Luke Grant Wiegold received a prison sentence of four years, while Luke Shane Wiegold and Watters were sentenced to three years and two years and four months in prison respectively.
A Proceeds of Crime Act hearing (POCA) will be arranged.