A CAERPHILLY man has received a prison sentence of more than two-and-a-half years in prison after he was convicted of supplying cannabis and cocaine.

Nathan Beaumont, 24, pleaded guilty to two counts of being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug – class A and B – and one count of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class B.

He appeared at Cardiff Crown Court on Monday 11 October in relation to offences that took place between April and November last year.

A search of Beaumont’s property by officers uncovered text messages showcasing his involvement in drug supply, while quantities of cannabis and other drug paraphernalia were seized.

PC Rhys Jones, the officer in the case, said: “Nathan Beaumont is serving a lengthy prison sentences for his part in supplying cocaine and cannabis on the streets of Caerphilly.

“We will continue to work together to target those whose criminal activities blight the lives of communities across Gwent.

“Illegal drugs have no place in our society. We’re committed to disrupting and dismantling organised crime groups, bringing people before the courts and removing drugs from our streets.

“This result would not have been possible without the continued support of those living in our communities.

“The vital information that they provide about illegal drug activity in their area assists officers greatly in achieving results like this.

“We would encourage people to continue to report any such concerns so we can take action.”

Beaumont was sentenced to two years and eight months – or 32 months – in prison.