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£50,000 worth of cocaine seized



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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  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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Monkton man with ‘no regard for the law’ jailed for two attempted robberies



A MAN who threatened to stab a vulnerable victim just a day after trying to commit a robbery against a stranger has been jailed.

Dyfed-Powys Police officers arrested 29-year-old Jamie Rawlinson 20 minutes after receiving a report that he’d threatened to stab a stranger on June 26.

The victim reported that Rawlinson, of Colley Court, in Monkton, had approached him outside his home and held a sharp object to his chest.

The victim managed to get inside his house safely, and called the police.

Rawlinson was arrested 20 minutes later and taken to police custody, where he was interviewed the following day, and released on bail with conditions while officers carried out enquiries.

But just hours later, he was under arrest for a second time.

Detective Sergeant Tanya Rendell said: “The suspect was released on bail with stringent conditions to comply to while we carried out an investigation into the offence. There were a number of enquiries we needed to progress, which would take longer than we would have been able to keep him in custody. Despite the conditions imposed the suspect clearly had no regard for the law or the conditions imposed, and with less than three hours after being released, went on to commit another attempted robbery, this time against a vulnerable man who was known to him.

“The pair had met at a friend’s house and had gone for a walk, when they ended up in an alleyway.

“The victim was physically assaulted – punched and kicked – and was threatened that he would be stabbed if he didn’t give Rawlinson £40 and tobacco.”

PCSOs on patrol saw the victim and took him to a place of safety. Rawlinson, who was still in the area was arrested following this.

He was charged with two counts of attempt robbery and appeared at Swansea Crown Court, where he was sentenced to six years in prison.

DS Rendell said: “This was a swift an comprehensive investigation, involving officers from a number of teams. Evidence was captured by Neighbourhood Policing Teams at the scene, which was followed up with house-to-house and CCTV enquiries, as well as work from the dog unit, CID and firearms officers.

“This excellent teamwork secured the evidence needed to get a charge, conviction and a prison sentence for a man who is clearly a danger to the community.”

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Surge in reports of personal watercraft incidents on the South Pembrokeshire Coast



THE NATIONAL PARK is appealing for riders of personal watercraft to consider the impact of their activities on other visitors and wildlife following a recent rise in reported incidents.

Launching the small jet-powered boats has already been banned in a number of locations around the Pembrokeshire Coast due to the actions of irresponsible riders and the noise nuisance generated by the crafts.

Recent reports include a personal watercraft weaving at high speed through the moorings close to the shore in Dale and a near miss with a kayaker in Freshwater East.

Park Authority Chief Executive, Tegryn Jones said: “Noisy, intrusive activities such as personal watercraft riding are not generally welcome on the Pembrokeshire Coast due to their impact on the special qualities of the National Park.

“Peace and tranquillity are some of key things that our residents and visitors value and perhaps more importantly our rare and protected wildlife depends on it. One inconsiderate jet-powered craft user has the potential to ruin the day of hundreds of other people.

“High visitor numbers mean many people are taking to the water in various vessels and kayaks and stand up paddleboards are particularly vulnerable to being overturned by the heavy wakes generated by personal watercraft.

“We are urging people to stick to the dedicated aquabatics zones on the Milford Haven Waterway and follow the ‘dead slow’ and minimum wake guidelines that are in place around beaches, harbours and other people.”

Anyone heading out into the water around the Pembrokeshire Coast is reminded to read and follow the Pembrokeshire Marine Code to minimise any disturbance to wildlife and to enable you to have the best experience possible.

Further information and maps highlighting the dedicated personal watercraft and aquabatics zones on the Milford Haven Waterway is available from the Port of Milford Haven website:

To find out how you can minimise disturbance to wildlife while enjoying the waters around the Pembrokeshire Coast visit the Pembrokeshire Marine Code website:

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Johnston: Police appeal after boy on scooter injured in collision



POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a collision in Johnston, near Haverfordwest, on Wednesday (Aug 5).

A boy on a scooter sustained minor injuries during the collision, which took place at around 4.20pm.

A red 4×4 is also believed to have been involved.

Anyone who was in the area of the St Peters Road pelican crossing, or nearby Langford road, and either witnessed the collision or who has CCTV that covers this area is asked to get in touch with Dyfed-Powys Police

As spokesman said: “You can telephone 101 or email If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired you can text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Please quote Dyfed-Powys Police Ref DP-20200805-249.”

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