An 18-year-old man has been sentenced to 26 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin.
Jacob Wyness, of Toothill, was sentenced at Swindon Crown Court on Friday.
On 22 January 2018, Wyness was arrested after he was seen by an officer carrying out a hand-to-hand exchange with a known drug user. He was detained for a drugs search to be conducted and found in possession of a dealer phone, which had been used to contact class A drug users in the area, sending out bulk text messages alerting users when he was in possession of the drugs and available to deal to them.
He was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and was seen to conceal items in his underwear.
He was taken to custody at Gablecross and was found to have 22 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine in his underwear.
Further enquiries were carried out which found Wyness had been dealing class A drugs to a number of drug users in the Swindon area on a daily basis.
On Friday 12 July, he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs and was jailed.
PC Matt Harvey said: “I’m pleased a custodial sentence has been handed to Wyness – he was a key player in the supply of class A drugs to vulnerable users within our communities. As part of our enquiries we found a substantial amount of messages on his phone which linked Wyness to a number of drug users in the town.
“Drug activity is simply unacceptable and we will continue to target individuals like Wyness who bring class A drugs to our streets.”
To report drug activity in your area, call 101.