Meow meow addict says arrest for drug dealing saved his life
A MEOW MEOW addict who was found with £4,000 of the drug in his home said his arrest may have saved his life.
When police raided the home of Jamie Thomas’s home at Heol Cadifor in Penlan on April 12 they found £23,000 in cash hidden under a bed and under the stairs.
Officers also found 206g of the class B drug, which has a street value of between £2,360 and £4,720.
A working stun gun in the shape of a mobile phone in the flat.
His fingerprints were later found on the bag of drugs.
Thomas, aged 26, had previous convictions for affray and was subject to a suspended sentence at the time of committing this offence after he admitted dangerous driving and being over the limit.
During that offence he had been told to pull over by officers who had seen him behind the wheel in Dyfatty.
He then sped off and travelled on the wrong side of the road.
When he was finally stopped, Thomas was found to be over the legal limit.
For that he received a six month term suspended for 12 months.
John Hipkin, for Thomas, said his client knew he would be sent to prison.
“The defendant says about his arrest that but for his arrest, in all likelihood he may have been he would be dead by now because of the abuse had got so out of control,” he said.
Judge Keith Thomas told Thomas that £23,010 of the money found in his home would be seized and given to the police under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
He said the drugs haul was one of the largest he had seen.
“It is a drug which causes this court particular concern at the moment. It is, as far as I can tell, a very addictive drug as I think you found to your cost. It causes people to commit offences to obtain further amounts of the drug. It’s therefore a serious drug which has serious effects on the community at large,” said the judge.
He added that a drug dealer owning a stun gun was also a “serious offence”.
The judge jailed him for 20 months for possession with intent to supply meow meow and eight months for possessing the stun gun.
The judge said he would also impose three months of the suspended sentence that Thomas had breached which will be added to his term.