A TEENAGER from Wrexham who was found to be involved in the dealing of cocaine and heroin has been jailed.

Aaron Thomas, 19, of Hill Court, was sentenced to two years and seven months’ imprisonment at Mold Crown Court today (January 9).

He had previously admitted two counts of possession with intent to supply a class A drug.

Catherine Elvin, prosecuting, told the court that during a police investigation into county lines drugs operations, a mobile number was identified used to send “flare” messages advertising the sale of cocaine and heroin.

These messages were found to have been sent between September 14 and 25, 2023.

On October 4, Thomas was identified by officers in the Caia Park area of Wrexham, and a “stop and search” was conducted upon him.

Thomas was found to be in possession of the mobile phone used to send those messages, as well as individual wraps of cocaine and heroin.

A couple of other phones were seized from Thomas which, when analysed, were also found to contain references to dealing and using drugs.

When interviewed by officers, Thomas made no comment.

Stephen McNally, defending Thomas, who had no previous convictions, said his client “fell into using cannabis” as a teenager, and described his offending as “unsophisticated”.

Thomas, who was said to be “naïve” and “immature” for his age, also struggles with dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Mr McNally said.


Judge Timothy Petts, sentencing, told Thomas that he had committed “very serious offences”, and was “naïve in getting involved in this”.

He also ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs and phones seized from Thomas, who will pay a statutory surcharge upon his release from prison.

Judge Petts told Thomas: “Drug supply has pernicious effects on all levels of the community.

“I hope you use the time in custody constructively, and put this behind you when you come out.”