Wellington’s major drug-dealer has just been found guilty of cocaine trafficking and jailed for four and half years. James O’Sullivan, 34, was sentenced at Taunton Crown Court after admitting to supplying drugs to local users.
Police arrested O’Sullivan after a member of the public called Crimestoppers to report suspected drugs activity at a property near Priory. Magistrates granted an emergency search warrant and officers found ½ a kilo of cocaine, worth approximately £20,000, at the house.
Various other drugs were found including MDMA and Diazepam, plus approximately £9800 in cash and drug paraphernalia including scales and small bags. O’Sullivan was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply.
Inspector Stuart Bell said: “This is a good result and means a supplier of cocaine off our streets for some time. This was a highly significant seizure. It is very rare to seize such large amounts of cocaine in this part of Somerset and Avon, particularly Wellington.
“I want to thank the public for contacting us so quickly with the information and for the Wellington officers for responding so promptly. The public really are our eyes and ears and it is vitally important that they keep coming to us with information such as this. It is taken seriously and we do act on it as this case proves.”
“No one wants drug crime on their doorstep. Fortunately, particularly in Somerset, it is undertaken by a minority but we are not complacent and will continue to deal with it robustly.”