TWO drug dealers who tried to flood the streets of Newport with £30,000 worth of heroin and crack cocaine have been jailed for eight years.

Zade Lowe, 21, of Chelmer Walk, Bettws, and Shane Price, 24, of Price Close, were each imprisoned for four years after Gwent Police crushed their operation.

The pair both pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and possession with intent to supply heroin.

A third defendant, Joanne Morgan, aged 45, of Cwrt y Gamlas, Cwmbran, pleaded guilty to the same charges.

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(Shane Price, 24, of Price Close in Newport)

A previous hearing was told she and had no previous convictions for supplying drugs.

She was jailed for 21 months, suspended for two years, and ordered to undertake a 12-month drug and rehabilitation requirement.


Morgan must also pay a £140 victim surcharge after the trio were sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court.

Lowe and Price will also each have to pay a surcharge after their release from custody.

It was said in mitigation that they had pleaded guilty to the offences.

Outside the court, Police Constable Andrew Owens, Gwent Police’s officer in the case, said: “The arrests of Zade Lowe and Shane Price was as a result of proactive work conducted by Gwent’s East Priority Tasking Team and officers from the Area Support Unit.

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(Zade Lowe, 21, of Chelmer Walk in Newport)

“More than £30,000 worth of heroin and crack cocaine was recovered by police and prevented from being sold on the streets of Newport.

“These sentences demonstrate Gwent Police’s dedication to disrupting organised criminals, and we would urge anyone with concerns about this kind of activity to contact us on 101 as soon as possible.”

The trio were sentenced by Judge Nicola Jones.