THREE men have been jailed after they admitted their involvement in a class A drugs conspiracy.

Levi Hughes, of Chapel Street in Wrexham, Blake Roberts, of Bryn Goleu in Southsea, and Glyn Turner, of no fixed abode, appeared at Caernarfon Crown Court for sentencing on Thursday.

The three had previously admitted conspiring to supply class A drugs diamorphine and crack cocaine between June 2020 and January 2021.

Roberts, 21, had also previously admitted being concerned in the supply of cannabis and conspiring to supply ketamine, with 27-year-old Turner pleading guilty on the day of sentencing to two counts of drug driving.

Sarah Badrawy, prosecuting, told the court that in June of 2020, police saw known drug users walking towards a footpath "known for drug supply" behind a pub in Mold, before entering and leaving an alley.

When the officers entered the alley they found 23-year-old Hughes, who ran at pace across a field.

He was seen looking back at the pursuing officers and throwing items towards a river.

Hughes was detained and found to have crack cocaine, diamorphine and cash in his possession.

The next day during a search of the river, a package of drugs was found hanging from a tree branch.

Turner and Roberts were stopped in a vehicle in October 2020.

Mobiles, cash and drugs were seized from them and more drugs were found in the vehicle, along with a knife.

All of the defendants were possible DNA contributors to the wraps of diamorphine located, Ms Badrawy said.

The mobile phones seized by police showed contact between the defendants and evidence that bulk messages had been sent advertising the sale of class A drugs.

Oliver King, defending Blake Roberts, said: "He doesn't try and excuse his behaviour or blame addiction.

"He's quite up front; his motivation was money.

"He knew when he was under investigation that prison would follow [but] he threw caution to the wind and decided to continue with his criminality."

Phillip Tully, defending Levi Hughes: "He accepts he was involved in supplying drugs to other users at street level.

"He has shown genuine remorse for his actions and understands what he did was wrong. "It was a low point in his life. He is a young man capable of living a more constructive life."

Simon Rogers, defending Glyn Turner said: "Sadly it is through this defendant's addiction to drugs that he became involved in this offending.

"He is a young man who is not without ability - joining the Army at 16 and serving for four years including a tour in Afghanistan.

"He attended university but that was short lived He was jailed for assault and said when he was released in 2021 he hoped to have a fresh start.

"However he became involved in misusing drugs."

Judge Timothy Petts told the three defendants: "You must have known the harm drugs cause to society."

He jailed Hughes for five years, Roberts for four years and four months and Turner for one year and eight months.

Turner was also disqualified from driving for three years and four months.