Two men have been sentenced for drugs offences after they were found by plain clothed Police patrolling the Mount Pleasant area of Swansea on 19 September.
The officers, part of knife crime campaign Operation Sceptre witnessed what they suspected to be a drug deal take place by two men and immediately began CCTV enquiries to track their movements.
Officers found and arrested the two suspects: Jayden Ramsden, 19, from Derby and Cameron Henry, 23, from Mount Pleasant, Swansea.
Ramsden was found to be in possession of a knife, and Henry with a ‘burner’ style mobile phone with text messages advertising his drugs services.
Further house searches found heroin with an estimated street value of £600 in a trouser pocket.
The Joint Scientific Investigations Unit were able to trace DNA on the trousers to Jayden Ramsden.
Cameron Henry was sentenced to four years and one month in prison. Jayden Ramsden was sentenced to three years in a young offenders’ institute.
Detective Inspector Marc Gardner said: “This just one example of how our teams work together to tackle organised criminality and make south Wales hostile to criminals.
“Through the proactive work of Op Sceptre teams, along with organised crime teams and the scientific unit, we were able to bring these criminals to justice.
“The weapons that our Op Sceptre team seize on a regular basis are a stark reminder of the serious violence that comes with the drugs trade. This is not a victimless crime and we will continue to ensure that those caught to be involved in such activity will feel the full weight of the law.”
South Wales Police say that families and communities can play their part in helping to tackle serious violence by taking responsibility for their children and young adults who are on the fringes of criminality or at risk of carrying a knife.
If you are concerned that somebody has been targeted by an organised crime group, you can report it by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or to South Wales Police online, by emailing SWP101@south-wales.police.uk or calling 101.
(Lead image: South Wales Police)
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