A father and the co-owner of a clothing business were stopped by police and found to be dealing cocaine and cannabis. There were messages on mobile phones found in their possession which contained incriminating evidence.
Corey McDonald, 27, and Modou Nyang, 27, were searched by officers after they were stopped in Treforest on June 19 last year. Inside the vehicle were three mobile phones, two of which belonged to McDonald and one belonged to Nyang.
A sentencing hearing at Cardiff Crown Court on Monday heard three grip seal bags of white powder and £300 in cash was also discovered. McDonald claimed the bags belonged to him, and the drugs were for his own personal use. The bags were found to contain small amounts of cocaine and ketamine. For the latest court reports, sign up to our crime newsletter here
Corey McDonald, 27, was stopped by police in Treforest and was found to be supplying cocaine and cannabis
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Prosecutor Susan Ferrier said four more phones were found when police searched McDonald’s home, but nothing was found on them. Examinations of the phones seized in the car revealed clear evidence that both defendants were involved in the supply of cocaine and cannabis.
There were a number of group messages with customers in which drug availability and prices were posted, as well as messages connecting McDonald and Nyang to each other. Also found were videos of white powder being weighed.
McDonald, of Oak Street Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd, and Nyang, of Berw Road, Pontypridd, both pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of class A and class B drugs. The court heard McDonald had previous convictions including assaults, theft and a caution for cannabis production. Nyang had previous convictions for possession of class A and B drugs, and cannabis production.
Modou Nyang, 27, was stopped by police in Treforest and was found to be supplying cocaine and cannabis
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In mitigation for McDonald, Giles Hayes said his client had a difficult upbringing. He had found some stability with his partner, who is expecting their second child but “when things go wrong” he turns to alcohol and cocaine. He began dealing after incurring a drug debt.
Martha Smith-Higgins, for Nyang, said her client had no influence above him in the chain, had little awareness of the scale of the operation and had little evidence of financial gain. He pleaded guilty to the offences on the basis he was acting under direction and others had used his phone to supply drugs. The barrister said Nyang runs a clothing business with his uncle, which would suffer financially if he was sent to prison.
Judge Lucy Crowther sentenced McDonald to three years imprisonment. She sentenced Nyang to 25 months imprisonment.
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Corey McDonald, 27, and Modou Nyang, 27, were stopped by police in Treforest who found incriminating evidence on their phones Read More