A WREXHAM man who dealt drugs to 'pay off debts' and 'fund his own habit' has been sentenced in court.

Aled Morgan, 24, of Mayville Avenue in Llay, appeared before Mold Crown Court for sentencing on Tuesday, May 21.

The 24-year-old had previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine and cannabis and being concerned in the supply of cocaine and cannabis at a hearing in Wrexham Magistrates Court on March 20.

The offending took place between April 2022 and March of 2023, the court heard.

Richard Edwards, prosecuting, told the court that the offending came to light when an 'overseas package' - destined for Morgan's address and containing cannabis - was intercepted by Border Force.

This led to North Wales Police carrying out a search warrant at the defendant's home on March 2 of this year.

Officers discovered a number of drug-related items in Morgan's bedroom including £250 in cash and scales.


They also found and seized an estimated £340 worth of cocaine and £180 worth of cannabis from the address.

A mobile phone was also seized and analysed, which showed 'clear evidence' of Morgan's 'involvement' in drug dealing, the court heard.

Mr Edwards told the court that the defendant had become involved in dealing in order to 'pay off debts' and 'fund his own habits'.

Alexandra Carrier, defending, said that Morgan had shown 'naivety' for his role in the 'chain of command', adding that he had been 'dealing in drugs he was addicted to'.

She added that mental health had played a 'significant role' in the defendant's decision-making at the time and that he was a man who was in a 'different position now'.

Morgan has 'expressed remorse' for his offending and has 'tried to turn his life around', Ms Carrier added.

Sentencing Morgan, Judge Timothy Petts concluded that the defendant had become involved in drug dealing due to a 'degree of pressure'.

He added: "You are not the first person to be put in this situation and you won't be the last."

Morgan was sentenced to two years for the cocaine offences and 9 months for the cannabis offences, to run concurrently.

The sentence was suspended for a period of two years and he will have to complete 100 hours of unpaid work.

Morgan will also have to carry out 30 days of rehabilitation activity requirement and will be subject to a drug rehabilitation requirement for six months.