Posted: Wed 7th Apr 2021

12 members of organised crime group jailed for total of nearly 50 years for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

12 members of an Organised Crime Group (OCG) have been jailed for a total of nearly 50 years

It follows a five month investigation led by the Eastern Operational Tasking Team into a gang that supplied Class A drugs in the Wrexham area.

Police say the group was headed up by Richard Griffiths and each member of the OCG had specific roles within the organisation, working predominantly in the evenings, storing the drugs in rural locations.

They prepared the drugs locally, and transported them by using TIC TAC boxes.

Today 12 members of the group were jailed for a total of nearly 50 years today at Mold Crown Court. One person also received a suspended sentence.

L-R: Adrian Brindley, Aled Roberts, Blake Lloyd Roberts, Dwayne Pritchard Gemma Pearce (suspended sentence), Glyn Edwards

Conspiracy to supply class A

  • Richard Griffiths: 6 years 8 months
  • Sion Griffith: 5 years 7 months
  • Glyn Edwards: 5 years 4 months
  • John Luke Griffiths: 5 years 2 months
  • Thomas Foulds: 5 years 1 month
  • Stuart Clarke: 4 years 8 months
  • Blake Roberts: 4 years 6 months
  • Jane Pritchard: 2 years 9 months
  • Aled Roberts: 2 years 8 months
  • Adrian Brindley: 2 years 4 months

Concerned in supply class A

  • Ryan Edwards: 2 years 4 months
  • Dwayne Pritchard: 2 years 4 months

Participating in OCG

  • Gemma Clarke: 1 year suspended for 18 months

Speaking after sentencing, Detective Inspector Mark Hughes said: ‘This OCG was well organised and sophisticated.

“This presented us with a number of investigative difficulties which I am pleased to say we overcame through continued and persistent hard work.

‘I am delighted with today’s sentences, as this demonstrates that as a force, we are determined to bring people who bring misery to the towns and villages of north Wales to justice.

‘I would like to thank the community for their support during our investigations.

“We will continue to work to achieve our vision of making north Wales the safest place in the UK.

“If you have any information regarding the supply and distribution of drugs in north Wales, you can contact us via 101, our live webchat or you can call CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Pictured above: L-R: Jayne Pritchard, John Luke Griffiths, Ryan Philip Edwards, Sion Alaw Griffiths, Stuart Thomas Clarke, Thomas Faulds and Richard Griffiths

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