A DRUG DEALER has received a sentence of two years and eight months after pleading guilty to supplying cocaine.

Krys Edge, 42, from Newbridge, appeared at Cardiff Crown Court on Monday 13 December, where he was convicted of being concerned in the offer to supply class A drugs (cocaine).

Officers arrested Edge earlier this year and seized drug paraphernalia, cash and a mobile phone containing drug-related messages when conducting a warrant at his address in Newbridge, Caerphilly.

PC Ryan Hagan, the officer in the case, said: “This significant sentence indicates the impact that drugs have on our communities.

“Drugs are a blight on society and can be one of the root causes for other criminality. It can have a severe impact on the lives of those we serve and will not be tolerated in Gwent.

“I hope that Edge will take the time to reflect on his actions and the severe impact it has had on both his family and the surrounding community.

“Thanks to the hard work of our officers during this operation, Edge will be unable to continue his criminality.

“I’d like to thank our communities in Newbridge for their continued support. If you see something in the area, or have any information on drug dealing, please know we will deal with it robustly.”

Edge is now serving a sentence of two years and eight months or 32 months.