TWO Newport crack cocaine dealers were jailed for a total of 12 years after being found guilty of drug trafficking by a jury following a trial.

Thomas Coffey, aged 45, of Risca Road, and Victoria Seymour, aged 38, of Witham Street, were convicted of possessing a class A drug with intent to supply in the city.

They had both denied the charges during their trial at Newport Crown Court.


Coffey was jailed for seven years and Seymour sent to prison for five years by Judge Neil Bidder QC.

A Proceeds of Crime Act hearing is due to take place in the new year.

Outside the court, PC Andy Owens of Gwent Police's Newport Central area said: “We welcome the sentence handed down at Newport Crown Court.

"This sentence shows that those profiting from the sale of the most harmful drugs to vulnerable people within our communities will not be tolerated.

"Gwent Police work hard to tackle the issues facing the community as a result of drug supply and hope that these sentences sends out a clear message to those involved in the supply of drugs.”