Fears over valley meow meow use
5:40pm Saturday 30th June 2012 in News
A CROWN Court judge has warned of the spread of the party drug “meow meow” in the Ammanford area.
His warning came as two men were given suspended prison sentences for dealing in the drug, also known as mephedrone.
Judge Keith Thomas said the drug was becoming increasingly available and the courts had serious concerns for young people who took it without appreciating the effects.
“It is a serious problem in this area and the courts must take a serious view of those who seek to distribute it,” he said at Swansea Crown Court when Scott Davies, 19, of Penybanc Road, Ammanford, and Robert Rees, 20, of Bryncoch, Llanelli, appeared for sentencing.
Kevin Thomas, prosecuting, said police raided a house in Tan y Gelli, Glanaman, on May 29 last year and found Davies inside.
They also found 22 bags of meow meow, 14 grams, worth up to £660 on the streets. They also found three small quantities of herbal cannabis.
Text messages on Davies’ mobile phone clearly showed he had been dealing and Rees had been helping him.
Davies admitted possessing meow meow with intent to supply and being concerned in the supply of cannabis. Rees admitted possessing meow meow with intent.
Davies was jailed for 36 weeks, suspended for 12 months, and told to carry out 150 hours unpaid community work.
Rees was jailed for eight months, suspended for 18 months, and made the subject of a 9pm to 7am curfew for the next three months.