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Duo jailed for drug supply in Bridgend

Two men were sentenced on Friday, June 7, at Newport Crown Court to over 15 years for drug supply in Bridgend. Both men were convicted for conspiring to supply a class A drug, cocaine, and possession with intent to supply both class A and B drugs.

Owen Christopher Morgan

Owen Christopher Morgan, 29, of Ffordd Y Chwarel, Kenfig Hill, was sentenced to 10 years.

Rhys John Cox

Rhys John Cox, 31, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to five years and eight months.

On the afternoon of Friday, December 15, 2023, a vehicle linked to Operation Falmouth was identified as returning from Liverpool into South Wales. The vehicle was subject to an enforced stop by officers.

The driver, Rhys Cox, was initially detained whilst officers conducted a search of the vehicle and during that search 10kg of cocaine was recovered.

Enquiries were undertaken surrounding the vehicle, as well as subsequent searches of premises both of which linked Rhys Cox and Owen Morgan.  This resulted in the recovery of further class A drugs together with a quantity of class B drugs, cannabis, as well as a hydraulic press and kilo seized moulds.

Detective Sergeant Geoff Banks said:

“Operation Falmouth is a Covert Investigations Unit case into the supply and distribution of Class A drugs into the South Wales region.

“I hope these sentences act as a deterrent to others and goes some way to reassuring the public we will thoroughly investigate all drugs activity so we can bring offenders to justice and protect our communities from harm.

“Illegal drugs bring misery to not only those who use them, but also to the local community.”