A HOLYHEAD man has been put behind bars for three years and three months for two drug offences.
Ryan Lees, aged 19, pleaded guilty to intending to supply, and the supply of, Class A drugs in February last year.
The hotel porter admitted cutting up cocaine into 16 wraps worth £640, which he said he had done without payment, for a man he described as his “best mate”.
He had also said he kept ten pink amphetamine-type tablets for someone else, which after he had passed them on to another person had put a youth in hospital for two days, having been found rolling in mud dressed only in boxer shorts, and made another ill.
Passing sentence at Caernarfon crown court on Friday Judge Merfyn Hughes QC said he accepted Lees was holding the cocaine for another person, but rejected the claim that he was taking that risk for no cash or other reward.
It was the last sentence Judge Hughes passed before his retirement as resident crown court judge for North Wales.