The Leader team covers a wide range of cases at our area's Crown and Magistrates Courts each week.

Here's a roundup of some of the hearings we've reported on over the last week, in case you missed them.

Glyn Ceiriog woman jailed for involvement in drugs operation

The Leader: Victoria Robbins (NWP)Victoria Robbins (NWP) (Image: North Wales Police)This mum found herself in the dock after acting as a courier on just two occasions for a drugs gang.

A Judge said she'd turned a blind eye to the reality of the situation.

Read more about this case here.

Flintshire hacker and drug dealer put behind bars after FBI investigation

The Leader: Barry Byrne (NWP)Barry Byrne (NWP) (Image: North Wales Police)This man was jailed for a range of offences - including blackmail and fraud.

He'd demanded a ransom payment from a couple after gaining access to some of their sensitive documents.

Read more about this case here.

Dyserth man obstructed police car in Trelawnyd

The Leader: Image: GoogleImage: Google (Image: Google)A court heard this man's actions prevented police from pursuing and catching a suspected drug-driver.

His behaviour proved costly; as the court handed down a fine, along with other financial impositions.

Read more about this case here.

Holywell man fined and banned after drink-drive crash

The Leader: Image: GoogleImage: Google (Image: Google)This man collided with another vehicle after pulling in and drinking cider at a garage.

He was banned from driving for 14 months.

Read more about this case here.

Shoplifter stole booze from stores

The Leader: Image: GoogleImage: Google (Image: GOOGLE)A court heard this man had only been out of jail one day when his offending resumed.

In all, the court sentenced him for three shoplifting offences, as well as using abusive words or behaviour.

It was said on his behalf that he intended to sell the stolen booze to buy drugs.