Drug trio's 10-year jail term
THREE drug dealers have been jailed at Swansea Crown Court for a combined total of more than 10 years.
Julie Marie Long, aged 36, of Llangyfelach Road, Brynhyfryd, along with Adam Andrew Robinson, aged 26, of no fixed abode, and Gerard Starkey, aged 33, of Primrose Street, Liverpool, were sentenced in relation to various drug charges which they pleaded guilty to.
Long and Robinson faced charges stating that on February 24, 2012, they possessed a quantity of heroin and also possessed heroin with intent to supply.
They also possessed a Class B drug — cannabis — with intent to supply. They also had a charge against them that on the same date they possessed diazepam, and possessed it with intent.
Long also faced the charge that in May 2013 she supplied a controlled drug — diamorphine — to another.
Also in May, Long and Starkey faced a charge of possessing a quantity of Class A drug, diamorphine, and possessed it with an intent to supply.
Prosecuting, Dean Pulling, said it was on February 24 in 2012 when police caught Long and Robinson with a number of drugs.
“Police were called to a minor road traffic incident on The Strand in Swansea,” he said. “A motor car had bumped a BMW which had been reported to the police.”
Driving the Proton car was Long with Robinson in the passenger seat.
The duo and the car were searched by officers. In the boot there was a blue plastic bag which had 60.1 grams of decomposing cannabis.
Heroin was recovered from Robinson’s pocket along with £265 in cash
A clear bag was also found in the car which included 6.35 grams of heroin and two silver foils with 0.68 grams of heroin were found in the car.
A small amount of cannabis and a large quantity of diazepam tablets were found.
A search of Long’s house uncovered heroin and scales.
The total value of heroin was valued at between £910 to £1,820.
Days later Robinson was again searched by police and was found to have 1,034 blue tablets with the letters MSJ on them on him.
It was on May 20 this year when Starkey and Long were searched by police.
Heroin was found on Long and six wraps of heroin were found on Starkey.
The total weight on Starkey was 3.2 grams.
QC Paul Thomas sentenced Long to five years in prison.
Robinson was given a total sentence of 16 months and Starkey was sentenced to four years.