A MAN has been jailed after admitting the possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply.
James Jones, 23, of Stanford Road, Blacon, admitted two charges of drugs possession when he appeared at Chester Crown Court on Monday.
David Jones, prosecuting, said Jones was arrested in the street on May 19 last year, near the Kingsway shops, while dealing drugs, having been spotted the day before by a police officer who lost sight of him.
He said: “When arrested, drugs were found between his buttocks – 19 wraps of cocaine and 21 wraps of heroin.”
In total there was 1.65g of cocaine and 3.74g of heroin found on Jones.
David Abbott, defending, said: “This is a case where the defendant has to accept he plays a significant role. He has never taken drugs in his life but his mum was a drug addict and was imprisoned.
“His mum moved out of the Chester area but he stayed, and dealers called on him to clear his mother’s debt.
“He regrets his involvement and is ashamed to have got involved in something like this. He has pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.”
Jones, who had no previous drugs-related convictions, was jailed for two years, less the time spent on remand for this offence.