As soon as he ran away from the police, the cocaine trader jumped from the roof and broke both his legs.

A young cocaine dealer broke both his legs while jumping off a roof while trying to escape a police raid, a court has heard. Euan Llewellyn was part of a gang of four youths who were supplying “significant amounts” of a Class A drug to users in and around Swansea.

As the officers swooped down on the flat, which the group was using as a base for their tackling operation, Llewellyn climbed out of a window onto a flat roof and then jumped to the ground – an escape attempt that left her badly injured. was injured and was unable to walk till seven. month.

Llewellyn’s fellow dealers were jailed last year but were sentenced only this week. Swansea Crown Court heard that the 22-year-old man had very limited previous sentences, and sent him down, a judge said it was disturbing that courts would increasingly charge youth with trafficking people with limited or no criminal history. I was presenting. a medicine.

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Prosecutor Ian Wright told the court that Llewellyn was injured in a flat in Swansea’s Port Tennant area in June last year. He said the flat was raided when undercover police intercepted a gray BMW car in Mount Pleasant a few weeks ago and uncovered a massive drug supply operation. Beamer’s driver, 21-year-old Leon Haines, was arrested and a search of his car found dozens of cocaine wrapped in “man bags” and two counterfeit handguns with cartridges. Images found on the seized mobile phones prompted officials to take an interest in a property on Fabian Way in Port Tennant, which they kept under surveillance. While officers were monitoring the property, they saw 22-year-old Conor Chapman and 19-year-old Tristan Beckett passing by. It was decided to raid the flat, and in the property police found a BB gun, about 70 grams of cocaine, about 4 kilograms of benzocaine cutting agent, thousands of pounds of cash and several unregistered so-called burner phones. Also in the flat was Llewellyn, who, in an attempt to escape, climbed out of a window onto a flat roof and then jumped about 15 feet to the ground – breaking both of his legs in the process.

Mr Wright said it was clear from the text messages recovered that Llewellyn was trusted to operate the group’s drugs line mobile phone. The court heard that in an exchange Chapman had asked Llewellyn if the drugs line was active, and Llewellyn replied that he had shut it down because of police activity in the area – Chapman told him to keep the phone on at all times. was. Read here about teenage cocaine dealers from “good families” who were gunned down by police after their BMW pounced on it as it was parked outside a corner store.

Last year Leon Haines, Woodbine Terrace, Pembroke, was sentenced to 45 months in prison; Connor David Chapman of Alderbrook Court, Blainemas, Swansea, gets four years in prison; and Tristan Jack Andrew Beckett of Broughton Avenue, Blainemes, Swansea, in custody for five years for his part in a drugs operation. You can read the details of that court case here.

Llewellyn’s fellow cocaine dealer Leon Haines (left), Conor Chapman and Tristan Beckett
(Image: South Meczyki Police)

Llewellyn of King’s Road in Swansea’s SA1 Docklands had previously pleaded guilty on the grounds of being concerned about the supply of cocaine. The basis of the petition was that he was addicted to cocaine at the time and that although he had “some awareness” of the scale of the behavioral operation, he was acting under the direction of others. The court heard that he had a previous conviction, namely for allowing himself to be carried in a vehicle that was moved without the owner’s consent.

Megan Jones for Llewellyn said the defendant was unable to walk for seven months as a result of injuries sustained while fleeing from police, and that her injuries had a “profound impact” on her. She said that the experience made the dad-of-one reflect on what was important in life, and that the defendant had no desire to return to his previous lifestyle.

Judge Geraint Walters said Llewellyn and his associates were running an operation that was distributing “significant amounts” of cocaine in and around Swansea. Referring to the presence of weapons in Haines’ car and the Fabian Way flat, he said it was clear that the group was not involved in “boys’ games” but in “serious crimes”.

He said he had noticed in recent days how many Class A drug dealers who were appearing before the courts had no significant criminal records, a trend he called “very disturbing”.

Llewellyn was sentenced to three years in prison for his guilty plea with a quarter of remission. The defendant shall remain in custody for half the period before he is released on license to serve the remainder in the community.

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