A DRUG-dealing dad whose 20-year-old passenger son hid cocaine packages in his underpants when police stopped an Audi car received a two-year suspended jail term.

Judge Niclas Parry at Caernarfon crown court told 44-year-old Randall James: "You will know as well as anybody the harm caused by Class A drugs.

"You were an addict yourself, a victim of those who sought to make profit by selling drugs. "But then you moved on to make profit yourself at the expense of causing misery to others.”

The judge said he “disgracefully” took his son in the car when there was £2,000 from selling drugs and cocaine valued at £1,700.

“It all showed you were a prolific street dealer,” Judge Parry remarked during the hearing, on Thursday.

But the police stop in the Wrexham area happened in August 2018 and the defendant had changed his life and come off drugs.

A rehabilitation activity was ordered and an overnight curfew until June 3.

The dad admitted possessing drugs with intent to supply. He told police he forgot about a replica handgun “gift” in the car boot.

Sam James, now 22, was told by the judge he was in the dock because of his father and he had acted out of a “false sense of loyalty.”

He must do 50 hours unpaid work and pay £500 costs after admitting drug possession.

Simon Rogers, defending, said Randall James’s life “began to spiral out of control following a number of bereavements.”

He used cocaine to numb the pain but was now drug-free.

Henry Hills, defending the son, said it was an isolated incident more than two years ago.

They are of Coronation Road, Southsea, Wrexham.