Drug dealer jailed for more than three years

Phillip O'Donnell has been jailed for three years and six months. Pic: Gwent Police.

Phillip O'Donnell has been jailed for three years and six months. Pic: Gwent Police. - Credit: Gwent Police.

A KEWSTOKE man, who oversaw a major drug dealing operation with two others, has been jailed for more than three years.

Phillip O’Donnell, of Beach Road, was sentenced to three years and six months in prison after an 18-month investigation, which saw him, Roger Lyon and David Toon arrested for conspiracy to supply controlled drugs.

The trio pleaded guilty to supplying class A drugs, namely heroin, between September 2011 and January 2012 after police seized 2kg of the drug in Newport, Gwent, which had a street value of around £200,000. Police also found a ‘significant’ amount of cash following various house searches.

The men were sentenced following a hearing at Cardiff Crown Court last week and Lyon, of Williton in Llanrumney, was given seven years in prison and Toon, of Port Tennant in Swansea, was jailed for nine years.

Detective Chief Inspector Jon Evans said: “This was a very complex investigation that required careful planning and execution.


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“The team investigating has been very dedicated in its pursuit of justice and I pay tribute to the officers for their commitment and professionalism.”

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