Rhyl man jailed for drug dealing


Staff reporter (Rhyl Journal)

WITHIN weeks of being given a chance after assaulting his partner, Ryan Eaton was offending again, selling drugs on the street.

Eaton, aged 20, of Abbey Street in Rhyl, appeared before Mold Crown Court for sentence on Monday for possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

Prosecutor Frances Willmott said 20 year-old Eaton’s home was raided in February when police found a small amount of cannabis, two scales, a dealer’s list and mobile telephone, along with plastic snap bags.

The cannabis recovered had a street value of only £10 but examination of the phone showed text messages and photographs of drugs which police said showed he was buying the class B drug in bulk for “onward supply”.

While on bail he was spotted in a Wrexham car park by police acting suspiciously.

Eaton panicked, put an item inside his shorts and ran away. After he was caught he admitted in interview to possessing the drug.

Simon Mintz, defending, said Eaton had got himself a full-time job in a chicken factory and had just one previous conviction.

Judge Niclas Parry, sentencing Eaton to six months prison, said: “Within weeks of being given a chance for what was a nasty domestic violence assault against your partner involving the use of your knee, you were supplying class B drugs on the streets.

"You even had the audacity while on bail to commit another offence of possession of a class B drug.”

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