Four people have been given a total of over 12 years behind bars for conspiracy to supply controlled drugs
Information from the community resulted in a specialist police operation targeting the four who were openly supplying cocaine in the Pontypridd and Rhondda areas. They had all previously pleaded guilty to the offence.
Paul Ramsay, aged 53 of Pontypridd was sentenced to five years and eight months, Roger Moore, aged 52, of Porth received four years and four months, Gareth Lloyd, aged 33, of Rhydyfelin was sentenced to two years and six months and Louise Merrick-Reed, aged 30, of Ynysybwl received two years, suspended 18 months.
Inspector Tudor Thomas, of the Serious and Organised Crime Team, said: “It was like deals on wheels with them driving around the Rhondda area delivering cocaine.
“It was quite clear they were callous, greedy and reckless in the way they conducted themselves and dealt drugs as openly as they were.
“This case clearly demonstrates that the information we receive from the community can be vital.
“The trafficking and supply of controlled drugs has a huge detrimental effect within our communities.