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£50,000 worth of cocaine seized

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cocaine seizedA PEMBROKESHIRE man is one of six who have been remanded in custody facing charges of conspiracy to supply cocaine, which is believed to have a street value of £50,000.

Thomas Charles Salmon, aged 31, of Llanmill, Narberth appeared at Llanelli Magistrates Court on Monday. No pleas were entered when the six defendants appeared at court, they appeared only to confirm their names and addresses.

Each face the charge that between April 1, 2012 and March 21, 2014, in Carmarthenshire, they conspired together to supply a quantity of cocaine, a class A drug. Prosecutor Vaughan Pritchard-Jones told Llanelli magistrates that “the police had intercepted a vehicle allegedly carrying a kilogramme of cocaine, with a street value of £50,000.”

The six defendants from the Carmarthenshire area were David James Lloyd Evans, aged 41, of Crud y Wawr, St Clears; Jenkin Anthony Davies, age 54, of Elfed, Carmarthen, and Greg Ian McKenzie, aged 28, of Awelon, Blaenwauun, Whitland.

From the Merseyside area were David Campbell, aged 57, and Richard Andrew Houghton, aged 30. All six were remanded in custody until Friday, April 4, when they will appear for a preliminary hearing at Swansea Crown Court.

A Dyfed-Powys spokesman said: “A police team had been conducting an investigation into the trafficking of substantial quantities of Class A drugs, namely cocaine, into the Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and the South Wales areas. A total of one kilo of cocaine has been recovered in the police operation.”

Detective Inspector Huw Davies told The Herald: “This is a significant amount of drugs that has been recovered. Tackling class A drugs is a priority for the police and those who bring such drugs into the force area will be relentlessly targeted.”

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11 Comments

  1. P Evans

    April 2, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Did you deliberately look for the worst photo you could find of him on facebook ?

  2. Ariadne

    April 3, 2014 at 1:16 am

    You’ve got his age wrong too.

  3. Kelly

    April 4, 2014 at 10:44 am

    You could have chosen one of the many many pictures where he hasn\’t got a can in his hand….

  4. P Evans

    April 4, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Yes, it’s just typical of the press, always trying to show people in the worst possible light.

  5. P Evans

    April 4, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Quote: A Dyfed-Powys spokesman said: A police team had been conducting an investigation into the trafficking of substantial quantities of Class A drugs, namely cocaine, into the Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and the South Wales areas. A total of one kilo of cocaine has been recovered in the police operation.

    Detective Inspector Huw Davies told The Herald: This is a significant amount of drugs that has been recovered. Tackling class A drugs is a priority for the police and those who bring such drugs into the force area will be relentlessly targeted. Unquote.

    Does anyone else think it an odd coincidence that a member of the Dyfed-Powys police, a certain Detective Sergeant Gareth Vaughan Bassett OF Llanelli was arrested just a couple of days before this incident for possession of cocaine and also appeared in Swansea Crown Court on April the 4th ? I notice that HE was granted bail on both occasions and as yet has not spent any time in prison. How nice for HIM !

  6. David

    April 5, 2014 at 1:17 am

    I agree, that is an odd coincidence. In my opinion 90% of cops are corrupt as hell anyway.

  7. David

    April 5, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Well they may not all be corrupt, but in my experience they are definitely useless. When my former home was burgled some years ago they did NOTHING. Everyone knew who did it, the Police were even given evidence – a list in his own handwriting of places where he might have sold the stolen items, and if they’d followed it up they might have been able to recover some of our belongings. But they didn’t even visit the addresses on the list and because he had conveniently managed to get himself temporarily sectioned, the culprit was never even questioned, let alone charged. I had very little respect for the Police before that, and since then I have none at all.

  8. P Evans

    April 5, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    This website is bonkers, I posted that last message above, so how the H*** has it got somebody else’s name on it ??????

  9. Phillip Ashley

    April 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I think it\’s wrong that they should be allowed to publish any photo at all until a person has been tried and convicted. People will remember seeing them in the papers and even if they are later found innocent, mud sticks.

  10. P Evans

    April 15, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    >:(

  11. Sherry Lawson

    June 10, 2014 at 4:05 am

    I totally agree.

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Police warn motorists after thefts from cars in Haverfordwest

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‘LOCK your car’ drivers are warned, following a two-day spate of thefts in Haverfordwest.

Eight thefts were reported between January 13 and 14, from unlocked cars parked across the town.

Officers are advising people to double check they have locked their cars, and to remove valuables from vehicles overnight.

Among the stolen items was over £1,000 in cash, a laptop, a number of bank cards, a Stihl chainsaw, worth £700, and beauty products worth around £650. Many items have since been recovered.

Two men, aged 20, have been arrested on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle, and a third man, aged 19, on suspicion of handling stolen goods, in connection to the thefts. All three have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dyfed-Powys Police either by calling 101. If you are Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

Quote reference: DPP/0030/14/01/2020/01/C

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Milford Haven: Police appeal after hair salon burgled

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POLICE in Milford Haven are investigating a burglary at Cut-Away Hair Salon, Priory Street, which occurred at approx. 3am on Thursday (Jan 16).

Around £200 in cash has been stolen, some of which was donations intended for a local charity.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone with information which could help the investigation, and in particular, anyone in the Priory Street area who has CCTV.

T/Sergeant for Milford Haven, Haydon Mathias, said: “Burglaries to small, local businesses like this cause distress and disrupt both the owner and the wider community. Rest assured we are doing all we can to identify the suspect and bring swift justice for the victim.”

Business owners are being advised to take appropriate steps to secure their properties:

“Don’t leave large sums of money in the premises overnight, and install CCTV– affordable cameras are readily available online.

“Specialist officers are able to provide crime prevention advice to any business with concerns about the security of their property, whether you have been a victim of crime or not.” Sgt. Mathias continued.

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Milford Haven: Appeal for information after museum windows smashed

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MILFORD HAVEN MUSEUM is asking for help after vandals struck around midnight, January 15.

The museum, based on The Docks, posted on Facebook saying: “Last night at around midnight three youths thought it would be funny to throw a traffic cone at one of the windows at the museum, breaking two panes of glass.
“If anyone saw anything please let PC Baxter 856 know by calling 101.”

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