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Cardiff man who spent £170,000 on cocaine jailed for seven years

Cardiff man who spent £170,000 on cocaine jailed for seven years

Marcell Bridgeman. Photo South Wales Police

A Cardiff man who spent £170,000 on six kilos of cocaine and sold it for profit has been jailed for more than seven years.

Marcell Bridgeman tried to get rid of his mobile phones, which contained important evidence, by throwing them from an upstairs window as officers forced entry to his home in Fairwater, Cardiff.

Bridgeman was arrested in his bedroom, his phones were found and £11,500 in cash, cannabis worth between £5,900 and £11,780, along with designer clothes and accessories including four pairs of Valentino trainers, three Louis Vuitton bags and two pairs of Balenciaga trainers, were seized from his home.

His phones provided evidence that he had purchased six kilos of cocaine and sold it for financial gain.

Guilty

During interview, the 23-year-old did not answer any questions but later pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine and possession with intent to supply cannabis.

Bridgeman was arrested on 5 December 2023 and subsequently sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court to seven years and four months in prison.

Detective Sergeant Dominic Belotti said: “South Wales Police has a zero tolerance approach to drug dealing and this is just one example of the work we are doing.

“We will not tolerate drugs in our communities and we are constantly targeting those found to be involved in the supply of controlled drugs.

“We can, and regularly do, act on information provided to us by the public, so please keep it coming and keep working with us.”


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