A drug dealer from Denbigh who was said to be involved in more than just the street-level selling of cannabis has been sent to prison for 20 months.

Ryan Adamson was apprehended by undercover police after two bags were thrown out of a Ford Focus car they were tracking.

One of the bags was recovered and contained 12 packages of cannabis, while two smaller snap bags were found on Adamson, who denied knowing anything about the larger bag, which contained 400g of cannabis with a street value of £4,000.

Text messages on his phone linked Adamson to being more than just a street dealer of cannabis and included comments such as “250g for £1,350?” and “bagging new stuff in”.

Adamson, 25, of Maes Y Goron, Denbigh admitted possessing cannabis with intent to supply on January 21 last year.

He also admitted a charge of being concerned in the supply of cannabis between August 2016 and January of last year.

A co-defendant Russell Schofield, 39, also of Maes Y Goron, has denied a charge of possessing cannabis with intent to supply and faces a trial.

Adamson also admitted to breaching two suspended sentences of 15 months and eight months duration imposed on him for offences of causing grievous bodily harm and assisting an offender respectively.

Defence barrister Sarah Yates said: “The best form of mitigation is his [Adamson’s] guilty plea.”

Judge David Hale in imposing the custodial sentence told Adamson: “You went into this with your eyes wide open and knew what you were doing.

“Over a five-month period you were dealing in cannabis. But it was higher up the scale and you were getting it in small wholesale amounts no doubt from Manchester.”

The judge also ordered a forfeiture of the drugs and imposed a victim surcharge of £140.