Drugs four jailed after Newport house raid

JAILED: Clockwise from top left: Jamie Walsh, David Walsh, Robert Bevan and Anthony O'Flaherty

JAILED: Clockwise from top left: Jamie Walsh, David Walsh, Robert Bevan and Anthony O'Flaherty

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FOUR Newport men were jailed yesterday for a total of five years for their part in a conspiracy to flood the streets with thousands of pounds worth of amphetamine.

Appearing for sentence at Cardiff Crown Court, brothers Jamie Walsh, 25, and David Walsh, 26, both of Vaughan Williams Drive, had previously admitted in June this year conspiracy to supply the drug on May 24, 2013, while Robert Bevan, 61, of Elgar Circle, previously admitted conspiracy to supply amphetamine, possession of amphetamine with intent to supply, and possession of cannabis on August 18. The fourth man, Anthony O’Flaherty, 26, of Ladyhill Court, previously admitted assisting an offender on July 18.

The offences date back to May 24 last year when police stumbled across what prosecutor Tony Trigg described as a drug dealing enterprise at a house on Walford Davies Drive in Newport.

The men were all arrested. Later, on January 4 this year Bevan was arrested again at his home on Elgar Circle when police found 1.33kg of dry amphetamine in his freezer - worth between £8,000 and £16,000 - as well as a quantity of cannabis.

Judge Greg Bull sentenced the Walsh brothers to two years jail each; Bevan, for whom this is his first conviction, to 18 months for conspiracy and 12 months consecutive for possession with intent to supply, plus absolute discharge for the cannabis possession; and O’Flaherty eight months’ jail.

The Walsh brothers and Bevan must pay £120 victim surcharges and O’Flaherty must pay £100.

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6:42pm Thu 28 Aug 14

displayed says...

JAILED: Clockwise from top left: Jamie Walsh, Jamie Walsh, Robert Bevan and Anthony O'Flaherty

Lets see now, you got two brothers with identical names and a guy who looks like hes hooked on the tabs imself!

Drugs. it dont pay!

Its a mugshot's game................
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JAILED: Clockwise from top left: Jamie Walsh, Jamie Walsh, Robert Bevan and Anthony O'Flaherty Lets see now, you got two brothers with identical names and a guy who looks like hes hooked on the tabs imself! Drugs. it dont pay! Its a mugshot's game................ .................... ...... displayed
  • Score: 14

11:20pm Thu 28 Aug 14

bevi102 says...

displayed wrote:
JAILED: Clockwise from top left: Jamie Walsh, Jamie Walsh, Robert Bevan and Anthony O'Flaherty

Lets see now, you got two brothers with identical names and a guy who looks like hes hooked on the tabs imself!

Drugs. it dont pay!

Its a mugshot's game................

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Stop judging what the oldest one looks like it doesnt mention he has got prostate cancer maybe thats why he looks so bad! Ever heard equailty and diversity!
[quote][p][bold]displayed[/bold] wrote: JAILED: Clockwise from top left: Jamie Walsh, Jamie Walsh, Robert Bevan and Anthony O'Flaherty Lets see now, you got two brothers with identical names and a guy who looks like hes hooked on the tabs imself! Drugs. it dont pay! Its a mugshot's game................ .................... ......[/p][/quote]Stop judging what the oldest one looks like it doesnt mention he has got prostate cancer maybe thats why he looks so bad! Ever heard equailty and diversity! bevi102
  • Score: -54

7:04am Fri 29 Aug 14

jimmysmith says...

bevi102 wrote:
displayed wrote:
JAILED: Clockwise from top left: Jamie Walsh, Jamie Walsh, Robert Bevan and Anthony O'Flaherty

Lets see now, you got two brothers with identical names and a guy who looks like hes hooked on the tabs imself!

Drugs. it dont pay!

Its a mugshot's game................


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Stop judging what the oldest one looks like it doesnt mention he has got prostate cancer maybe thats why he looks so bad! Ever heard equailty and diversity!
nothing more than dirty drug dealers ,they are what they look ....scum
[quote][p][bold]bevi102[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]displayed[/bold] wrote: JAILED: Clockwise from top left: Jamie Walsh, Jamie Walsh, Robert Bevan and Anthony O'Flaherty Lets see now, you got two brothers with identical names and a guy who looks like hes hooked on the tabs imself! Drugs. it dont pay! Its a mugshot's game................ .................... ......[/p][/quote]Stop judging what the oldest one looks like it doesnt mention he has got prostate cancer maybe thats why he looks so bad! Ever heard equailty and diversity![/p][/quote]nothing more than dirty drug dealers ,they are what they look ....scum jimmysmith
  • Score: 55

7:20am Fri 29 Aug 14

Neil0505 says...

No disrespect to anyone bevi102 but let's be fair. Surely equality is displayed in its entirety here. Just because he has got prostate cancer, why should he be spared a jail sentence? After all he still committed the offence and should be punished. Just saying.
No disrespect to anyone bevi102 but let's be fair. Surely equality is displayed in its entirety here. Just because he has got prostate cancer, why should he be spared a jail sentence? After all he still committed the offence and should be punished. Just saying. Neil0505
  • Score: 46

8:45am Fri 29 Aug 14

JJ1980 says...

I'm sure there's a joke there with prostates and prison, but judging by the look of him I doubt he'd make a great prison wife
I'm sure there's a joke there with prostates and prison, but judging by the look of him I doubt he'd make a great prison wife JJ1980
  • Score: 15

8:56am Fri 29 Aug 14

taffygwent says...

Not long enough sentences
Not long enough sentences taffygwent
  • Score: 38

9:37am Fri 29 Aug 14

Stevenboy says...

bevi102 wrote:
displayed wrote:
JAILED: Clockwise from top left: Jamie Walsh, Jamie Walsh, Robert Bevan and Anthony O'Flaherty

Lets see now, you got two brothers with identical names and a guy who looks like hes hooked on the tabs imself!

Drugs. it dont pay!

Its a mugshot's game................


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Stop judging what the oldest one looks like it doesnt mention he has got prostate cancer maybe thats why he looks so bad! Ever heard equailty and diversity!
Yes I've heard of it. Do you think the people who get I'll and die from the junk he was peddling have?
[quote][p][bold]bevi102[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]displayed[/bold] wrote: JAILED: Clockwise from top left: Jamie Walsh, Jamie Walsh, Robert Bevan and Anthony O'Flaherty Lets see now, you got two brothers with identical names and a guy who looks like hes hooked on the tabs imself! Drugs. it dont pay! Its a mugshot's game................ .................... ......[/p][/quote]Stop judging what the oldest one looks like it doesnt mention he has got prostate cancer maybe thats why he looks so bad! Ever heard equailty and diversity![/p][/quote]Yes I've heard of it. Do you think the people who get I'll and die from the junk he was peddling have? Stevenboy
  • Score: 21

10:23am Fri 29 Aug 14

chelsea1970 says...

That's 4 dealers out of alway estate now . Only another 150 to go !!!!
That's 4 dealers out of alway estate now . Only another 150 to go !!!! chelsea1970
  • Score: 22

10:26pm Fri 29 Aug 14

bevi102 says...

Hes doing his time stop judging people when you dont know them! Yes it was wrong what he has done but he has not killed anyone like some people have done! Robert is the most funniest loving man I know and since his cancer hes gone down hill I think most people wouldn't care what they did if they knew they were dying
Hes doing his time stop judging people when you dont know them! Yes it was wrong what he has done but he has not killed anyone like some people have done! Robert is the most funniest loving man I know and since his cancer hes gone down hill I think most people wouldn't care what they did if they knew they were dying bevi102
  • Score: -11

12:55am Sat 30 Aug 14

ej1986 says...

bevi102 wrote:
Hes doing his time stop judging people when you dont know them! Yes it was wrong what he has done but he has not killed anyone like some people have done! Robert is the most funniest loving man I know and since his cancer hes gone down hill I think most people wouldn't care what they did if they knew they were dying
no he havent killed anyone but he could of if he wasnt caught. so its ok to go around killing other people then is it? if we didnt have all these dealers around we wouldnt have drug related deaths would we
[quote][p][bold]bevi102[/bold] wrote: Hes doing his time stop judging people when you dont know them! Yes it was wrong what he has done but he has not killed anyone like some people have done! Robert is the most funniest loving man I know and since his cancer hes gone down hill I think most people wouldn't care what they did if they knew they were dying[/p][/quote]no he havent killed anyone but he could of if he wasnt caught. so its ok to go around killing other people then is it? if we didnt have all these dealers around we wouldnt have drug related deaths would we ej1986
  • Score: 12

10:18am Sat 30 Aug 14

chelsea1970 says...

All drug dealers could kill someone . Because they haven't really got a clue what they are selling . Just because u know them doesn't make it rite or easier to forgive . He chose to do it not is illness so stop taking moral high ground ! MY OPINION SHOULD OF BEEN A LOT LONGER .SAYING THAT HE WILL PROBABLY GET BETTER TREATMENT FOR HIS ILLNESS IN THEIR THAN OUT HERE !!!!
All drug dealers could kill someone . Because they haven't really got a clue what they are selling . Just because u know them doesn't make it rite or easier to forgive . He chose to do it not is illness so stop taking moral high ground ! MY OPINION SHOULD OF BEEN A LOT LONGER .SAYING THAT HE WILL PROBABLY GET BETTER TREATMENT FOR HIS ILLNESS IN THEIR THAN OUT HERE !!!! chelsea1970
  • Score: 3

12:39pm Sat 30 Aug 14

NewportianGirl says...

Dealing high class drugs is as bad as being a murderer in my opinion. Just because they don't watch their victims die doesn't mean what they gave them won't kill... Those who take the drugs are just as stupid but unfortunately more and more kids are trying them before even being old enough to realise the dangers of it! Full grown men should have known better and I'm just sad that they didn't get longer sentences! It's scary how easy it is to get hold of drugs these days and people like these are the reason why!
Dealing high class drugs is as bad as being a murderer in my opinion. Just because they don't watch their victims die doesn't mean what they gave them won't kill... Those who take the drugs are just as stupid but unfortunately more and more kids are trying them before even being old enough to realise the dangers of it! Full grown men should have known better and I'm just sad that they didn't get longer sentences! It's scary how easy it is to get hold of drugs these days and people like these are the reason why! NewportianGirl
  • Score: 11

4:34pm Sat 30 Aug 14

NewportianGirl says...

bevi102 wrote:
Hes doing his time stop judging people when you dont know them! Yes it was wrong what he has done but he has not killed anyone like some people have done! Robert is the most funniest loving man I know and since his cancer hes gone down hill I think most people wouldn't care what they did if they knew they were dying
Ted Bundy was also apparently a nice, loving man but he was also a serial killer... His personality has no bearing on this, he did the crime so he deserves the time! Would you be defending him if he was in the Argus because his drugs killed a teenager?!? I doubt it very much!
[quote][p][bold]bevi102[/bold] wrote: Hes doing his time stop judging people when you dont know them! Yes it was wrong what he has done but he has not killed anyone like some people have done! Robert is the most funniest loving man I know and since his cancer hes gone down hill I think most people wouldn't care what they did if they knew they were dying[/p][/quote]Ted Bundy was also apparently a nice, loving man but he was also a serial killer... His personality has no bearing on this, he did the crime so he deserves the time! Would you be defending him if he was in the Argus because his drugs killed a teenager?!? I doubt it very much! NewportianGirl
  • Score: 10

7:24pm Sun 31 Aug 14

bevi102 says...

You all are dumb f***kers people chose to take drugs yeahh not to be shot dead or something end of the day its like alcohol you chose to drink it druggys chose to take drugs so whats the difference its not like hes shoving it down someone's throat out of their own will
You all are dumb f***kers people chose to take drugs yeahh not to be shot dead or something end of the day its like alcohol you chose to drink it druggys chose to take drugs so whats the difference its not like hes shoving it down someone's throat out of their own will bevi102
  • Score: -8

11:22pm Sun 31 Aug 14

SUNSHINE ON A CLOUDY DAY says...

bevi102 wrote:
You all are dumb f***kers people chose to take drugs yeahh not to be shot dead or something end of the day its like alcohol you chose to drink it druggys chose to take drugs so whats the difference its not like hes shoving it down someone's throat out of their own will
Sounds like someone has lost their supplier,All death dealers should be handed over to family members who have lost a loved one to scum like these and to use the fact that he has cancer as an excuse to deal drugs is disgusting.
[quote][p][bold]bevi102[/bold] wrote: You all are dumb f***kers people chose to take drugs yeahh not to be shot dead or something end of the day its like alcohol you chose to drink it druggys chose to take drugs so whats the difference its not like hes shoving it down someone's throat out of their own will[/p][/quote]Sounds like someone has lost their supplier,All death dealers should be handed over to family members who have lost a loved one to scum like these and to use the fact that he has cancer as an excuse to deal drugs is disgusting. SUNSHINE ON A CLOUDY DAY
  • Score: 3

11:24pm Sun 31 Aug 14

ej1986 says...

bevi102 wrote:
You all are dumb f***kers people chose to take drugs yeahh not to be shot dead or something end of the day its like alcohol you chose to drink it druggys chose to take drugs so whats the difference its not like hes shoving it down someone's throat out of their own will
no actually your the dumb f***er he choose to sell drugs and he was caught whether he is ill or not!!!!
[quote][p][bold]bevi102[/bold] wrote: You all are dumb f***kers people chose to take drugs yeahh not to be shot dead or something end of the day its like alcohol you chose to drink it druggys chose to take drugs so whats the difference its not like hes shoving it down someone's throat out of their own will[/p][/quote]no actually your the dumb f***er he choose to sell drugs and he was caught whether he is ill or not!!!! ej1986
  • Score: 1

1:59pm Mon 1 Sep 14

bevi102 says...

Actually I am related to him and i am not proud of what he has done but hes doing his time I just hate the fact you all slagging him off when you don't even know him I'm sure you lot are not 100% perfect
Actually I am related to him and i am not proud of what he has done but hes doing his time I just hate the fact you all slagging him off when you don't even know him I'm sure you lot are not 100% perfect bevi102
  • Score: 0

3:36pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Bevan147 says...

Can't believe how judgemental people can be, Robert bevan is just someone who has been through a hell of a lot lately and made some bad choices, believe me you will not meet a nicer most caring person and knowing what he's been through its amazing he's not topped himself, also what the argus dont say is that in 61 years this is his first offence of ANY kind EVER. Just because he made a stupid mistake it so t make him a bad person and he's paying his dues. Love you dad ****
Can't believe how judgemental people can be, Robert bevan is just someone who has been through a hell of a lot lately and made some bad choices, believe me you will not meet a nicer most caring person and knowing what he's been through its amazing he's not topped himself, also what the argus dont say is that in 61 years this is his first offence of ANY kind EVER. Just because he made a stupid mistake it so t make him a bad person and he's paying his dues. Love you dad **** Bevan147
  • Score: 1

12:36am Thu 4 Sep 14

lindagibs says...

Bevan147 wrote:
Can't believe how judgemental people can be, Robert bevan is just someone who has been through a hell of a lot lately and made some bad choices, believe me you will not meet a nicer most caring person and knowing what he's been through its amazing he's not topped himself, also what the argus dont say is that in 61 years this is his first offence of ANY kind EVER. Just because he made a stupid mistake it so t make him a bad person and he's paying his dues. Love you dad ****
Well i have to agree with bobs relative(son).ive known bobby quite a while.the mans harmless.not a horrible drug notivated person people are making him out to be..hes not that type of person,always jokin n smiling .can picture him waiting for the bus with his headphones in..and i will say theres worse drugs out there than anphetamine ..its about time the police spent a bir more catching the heroin dealers cause thats the main drug killing people..if ou want to buy the drugs its cause you want to take them its the choice of the individual..the drug dealers trying to make a living....why...allt
he imigtants our gov let in take our jobs so the only way is to sell drugs..
[quote][p][bold]Bevan147[/bold] wrote: Can't believe how judgemental people can be, Robert bevan is just someone who has been through a hell of a lot lately and made some bad choices, believe me you will not meet a nicer most caring person and knowing what he's been through its amazing he's not topped himself, also what the argus dont say is that in 61 years this is his first offence of ANY kind EVER. Just because he made a stupid mistake it so t make him a bad person and he's paying his dues. Love you dad ****[/p][/quote]Well i have to agree with bobs relative(son).ive known bobby quite a while.the mans harmless.not a horrible drug notivated person people are making him out to be..hes not that type of person,always jokin n smiling .can picture him waiting for the bus with his headphones in..and i will say theres worse drugs out there than anphetamine ..its about time the police spent a bir more catching the heroin dealers cause thats the main drug killing people..if ou want to buy the drugs its cause you want to take them its the choice of the individual..the drug dealers trying to make a living....why...allt he imigtants our gov let in take our jobs so the only way is to sell drugs.. lindagibs
  • Score: 2

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