A NEWTOWN man, who began using drugs when aged 18, was jailed today (Tuesday, December 10) for his role in a 'county lines' style operation.

Caernarfon Crown Court heard Michael Griffiths, 26, admitted being concerned in the supply of cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin arising out of a county lines operation from Wolverhampton to Newtown.

Judge Huw Rees jailed Griffiths, of Swallow Drive, Newtown, for 38 months.

The judge told him: "Drugs have been part of your life since you were 18. Commendably you have spent your time in custody trying to improve yourself, trying to clean yourself up from these pernicious drugs.”

Prosecuting barrister Elen Owen said in June last year Dyfed Powys Police raided a house where Griffiths stayed in Lon Gerylli, Newtown. “Wraps” of drugs were discovered, potentially worth £1,900, and incriminating mobile phone messages.

Oliver King, defending, said while in custody Griffiths had concentrated on his health and had received enhanced status. He’d begun using drugs at the age of 18.