A COCAINE, ecstasy and cannabis dealer with a “dedicated phone line” who sold drugs to children as young as 13 has been jailed.

Cwmbran trafficker David Szkudlarek was running a “lucrative enterprise”, Cardiff Crown Court heard.

The 22-year-old sold drugs worth more than £20,000 in the first quarter of this year, prosecutor Nik Strobl said.

His burgeoning business was smashed on March 27 when police raided his home following a tip-off.

Officers recovered bags of ecstasy and cannabis, £600 in cash and an iPhone which revealed hundreds of text messages which proved he had been dealing since last August.

Mr Strobl told the court how police had worked out how many transactions Szkudlarek had made between January and March by using the evidence from his mobile.

He sold 503 ecstasy pills for £2,646, 65 grams of cocaine for £4,830 and £12,620 worth of cannabis, making a combined total of £20,096.

Some of his customers were children aged between 13 and 17.

The court was told that it was unclear what drug was sold to the 13-year-old but he had peddled ecstasy to a client who was aged 15 and other buyers who were under 18.

Szkudlarek, of Glanrhyd, Coed Eva, Cwmbran, pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis and possession with intent to supply ecstasy and cannabis.

Mr Strobl said the defendant had four previous convictions for four offences, including theft and handling, but none for drug dealing.

A Proceeds of Crime Act hearing against him is due to be heard in July.

Owen Williams, mitigating, said: “The defendant is a 22-year-old man with few convictions recorded against him.

“He moved to the UK from Poland 12 years ago and he was at St Alban’s in Pontypool, but left school with few qualifications.”

Mr Williams told the court Szkudlarek was studying painting and decorating at college.

His barrister added: “He is someone who is industrious and had tried to better himself.”

Mr Williams admitted: “He knows the shame he has brought on his family.”

Judge Daniel Williams told Szkudlarek: “You had a dedicated drugs line and you were supplying drugs to children as young as 13.

“It was clearly a very lucrative enterprise you were running.”

The defendant was jailed for a total of three years and eight months.