A PAIR of Mid Wales men have been convicted for bringing drugs into the area from a supplier in Bristol.

Tobias Cribbett, aged 37, Alban Square, Aberaeron along with Marcus Aaron Yeldham, aged 43, of Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth, were members of an organised crime group who brought heroin and crack cocaine from Bristol into Aberystwyth over a three-month period.

Their conviction comes after a substantial Dyfed-Powys Police investigation, which began after officers pulled Cribbett over on January 27, 2021.

Cribbett was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply and following a scan, he was found to be ‘plugging’ drugs in his rectum. The drugs were later recovered and had a combined value of around £1,380.

Just days later, on February 2, 2021, Yeldham was arrested after his car was stopped and mobile phones were seized.


The subsequent investigation, including of their six phones between them, showed Yeldham was organising the enterprise in Aberyswyth, with Cribbett couriering the drugs and assisting Yeldham in his activities bringing heroin and crack cocaine into Aberystwyth, having collected them from Bristol.

The total amount of drugs supplied over the period has been estimated to be in the region of 95.5 grams of Diamorphine, or heroin, with a street value of around £12,000, and 57g of crack cocaine, with a street value of around £7,000.

They have been jailed for a total of 10 and a half years – with Cribbett given a three year sentence, whilr Yeldham received a seven-and-a-half-year sentence after appearing before Swansea Crown Court for sentencing on Friday, December 16.

DC Sam Garside said: “Tackling the people who bring and sell drugs into our area is a priority for the force, so we are pleased with this result.

“These men spent a number of months bringing highly addictive drugs into Aberystwyth to profit from spreading misery.

“This case shows we will come after anyone doing the same and we will prosecute them.

“If you believe someone is dealing drugs in your area, please let us know by email at 101@dyfed-powys.police.uk, on the force website or by calling 101.”