A 57-YEAR-OLD man has been jailed after attempting to supply drugs in Benllech.

James Thomas Newton, from Liverpool, was sentenced to 18 months in prison at Caernarfon Crown Court, for possession with intent to supply cocaine in the Anglesey village.

He was arrested after being stopped by police officers from Operation Rattle in August last year.

Following sentence, Sgt Alex Baker at Llangefni police station, said: “North Wales Police welcome the sentence today and hope it sends a strong message to others thinking of bringing drugs into our town and village, that with the support of the Crown Prosecution Service, we will continue our relentless pursuit of those who cause the most serious harm.

"There is no hiding place.

“Operation Rattle’ is an on-going investigation targeting those who bring controlled drugs into North West Wales from Merseyside and in line with the force’s Operation Scorpion is directly targeting serious and organised crime.

"We are determined to keep our communities safe.’

Sgt Baker added: "However we can’t tackle this problem alone and key to all our work is intelligence and I cannot emphasise enough the importance of the community sharing concerns with us."

Information can be passed to police via the web live chat http://www.north-wales.police.uk/contact/chat-support.aspx or phoning 101.

Anyone who would prefer to pass information on anonymously is asked to telephone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”