A RISCA man has received a sentence of three years in prison for his involvement in supplying cocaine and ecstasy.

Zack Hobbs, 26, appeared at Cardiff Crown Court on Thursday 24 March where he pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine, being concerned in the supply of ecstasy and possession of a controlled drug of class B – ketamine.

Hobbs was stopped by officers in September and analysis of his mobile phone revealed his involvement in the distribution of cocaine and MDMA.

Detective Constable Isaac Gott, the officer in the case, said: “Hobbs was acting as a middle man facilitating the supply of cocaine to a dedicated drugs line based mainly in the Risca area called the ‘A-Line’. This line has since been dismantled by officers.

“He was arrested after officers found a quantity of ketamine in his possession. He was also found to be facilitating the supply of MDMA.

“Drugs often ruin lives and exploit vulnerable members of our community; they often lead to other forms of criminal activity.

“We will continue to target those whose criminal activities blight the lives of communities across Gwent, bringing people before the courts and removing drugs from our streets.

“Anyone with any information about people involved in illegal drug activity can call us on 101 or direct message us on Facebook or Twitter. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Hobbs was sentenced to three years in prison.