Two men from Powys said to be involved in the county lines supply of cocaine to students have both been jailed.

Afas Uddin,28, and Ricky Cornell, 28, were passengers in a car stopped by police in the early hours in Shropshire more than a year ago.

Also in the Toyota 4x4 was 24-year-old Lisa Harbun, who is Uddin's partner.

All three appeared at Shrewsbury Crown Court last week for sentence having admitted being concerned in the supply of cocaine between August and September last year.

Uddin, a kitchen porter, who had also pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine with intent to supply and possession of cannabis, was jailed for four years and Cornell for three-and-a-half years.

Expectant mother Harbun, who pleaded guilty on the basis that she acted on the direction of Uddin, was given a two-year sentence, suspended for 18 months.

The trio, all of Heol Powys, Machynlleth, each, were passengers in the Toyota when it was stopped by police around 2.50am on the A458 at Ford, near Shrewsbury, on August 17 last year.

Mr Dean Easthope, prosecuting, said the woman driver – the registered owner of the vehicle – was not involved in the case.

He said that police recovered drugs with an estimated street value of around £2,800.

Uddin was found to have a quantity of cocaine hidden in his trousers in a plastic bag.

He also had a cannabis grinder, a small amount of the drug and a mobile phone.

"The phones of the three defendants were seized. Cornell and Harbun at first refused to provide the pin numbers so they could be checked," said Mr Easthope.

"When they were provided more than a thousand messages between the group revealed that they were involved in illegal drug activity. This did not included the amount of WhatsApp and Facebook messages exchanged," he said.

He said the cocaine found on Uddin was analysed and weighed and in £10 packet deals it would be worth £2,800 on the streets.

The court heard that Uddin also had a cannabis grinder, a small amount of the drug and a mobile phone.

Uddin had claimed the cannabis was for personal use and had thought the plastic bag contained 'speed' also known as amphetamines which he was going to take it to the refreshers' week at a university.

Cornell had told police he had caught the train to Birmingham's New Street station and met up with his friends.

Harbun said she had been to Birmingham to visit her parents and her children who lived with them.