North Wales couple dealt cannabis from their Denbigh home

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A couple dealt drugs from their Denbigh home where they had two young children.

The father was jailed – but the mother escaped immediate imprisonment after Mold Crown Court heard that she had given birth to a third child just three weeks ago.

Mark Peacock, aged 25, was jailed for eight months after he admitted possessing cannabis with intent to supply in December of last year.

His partner, Jody Roberts, 24, received an eight month prison sentence suspended for year with 30 days rehabilitation.

She admitted being concerned in the supply of cannabis between November 20 and December 23 last year.

The couple, now of Ffordd Talargoch, Meliden, were arrested just before Christmas when police executed a search warrant at their then Denbigh home.

Judge Niclas Parry said that it was clear that Peacock was the main operator.

At the age of 25 he had “a poor record”, and was on a community order at the time.

Judge Parry told Roberts that she, a mother of young children, should be “ashamed of yourself.”

There were drugs in their home where there were two young children.

She had allowed her children to be placed in danger and had helped her partner to get customers.

But she now had three children who were totally depended upon her and he could not ignore that.

Prosecuting barrister Matthew Dunford said that shortly after 8 a.m. on December 22, police executed a search warrant at their then home in Lon Llewelyn in Denbigh.

The warrant was executed sympathetically because officers were aware that there were two young children in the house.

Roberts answered the door and allowed police in, Peacock was asleep in bed, and in total cannabis weighing over 121 grammes with an estimated street value of some £1,200 were found, together with £59 in cash.

Four mobile phones were seized and a considerable number of messages were found to relate to the supply of drugs.

For example someone had asked if Roberts had any “bud” and she replied that Mark had some.

“It is the prosecution case that both defendants were involved in the supply of cannabis for profit,” said Mr Dunford.

Peacock denied being involved in interview.

Roberts made a prepared statement in which she said that she may have been asked for drugs but referred them to her partner.

While both had previous convictions there was nothing involving drug supply.

Defending barrister Simon Killeen, for Peacock, said that they now had three children and his partner had ADHD and other health issues.

Simon Rogers, for Roberts, did not mitigate when the judge indicated he would suspend her sentence.

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