A Denbigh man carried on dealing drugs despite being stopped by police a number of times.

A crown court judge said today (Thursday) that the case of Ryan Lee Adamson beggared belief.

Judge Niclas Parry, sitting at Mold Crown Court, said that the defendant was stopped by police and arrested on March 12 and he was found in possession of cannabis and about £1,000 in cash.

Police let him go as they continued their investigations.

Then 16 days later he was stopped again by police.

He was then found to have cannabis valued at nearly £1,000 and again the police let him go while they continued their investigations.

But he carried on offending.

Adamson was arrested for a third time on June 4 and was found in possession of nearly £700 worth of cannabis.

At the time he knew he would be prosecuted for an earlier drugs offence and in August he received a 20 month prison sentence for that offence.

Judge Parry said that it was clearly a lucrative business.

It was clearly worth it for him.

“It was so lucrative that you carried on offending although you must have known that the police would have been watching your every move,” the judge told him.

The judge said that he took into account that he was now being sentenced on a piecemeal basis.

Defending barrister Simon Killeen said that his client felt that the way he was being sentenced was unfair.

But the judge said that it was the public, not the defendant, who should feel a sense of unfairness.

“The consequences of the matter being dealt with piecemeal is that you have been at large and allowed to continue to sell drugs that harm the public,” he told the defendant.

Adamson, 25, of Maes y Goron in Denbigh, admitted possessing cannabis with intent to supply on two occasions, possessing the drug on a third occasion, and possessing £1,000 as criminal property.

He received a 14 month prison sentence which the judge ruled should be served consecutive to the 20 month prison sentence he is already serving.

Prosecuting barrister Richard Edwards said that in March the defendant was stopped while driving through Queensferry when cannabis and cash had been seized.

He was released under investigation but two weeks later he was stopped again for motoring matters, the vehicle was seized and when it was in a compound further drugs were found inside it.

In June police went to his work address and found cannabis.

Simon Killeen, defending, said that there had been a 12 month delay in prosecuting his client for the initial offence for which he had been jailed in the summer.

He was serving his sentence and had a release date - he due to be tagged to his grandmother’s address in two weeks time.

The practise of the police releasing people under investigation which meant that people were sentenced on a piecemeal basis caused extreme difficulties.

It was unfair that the defendant now faced an additional period in custody, he argued.

But the judge said that the answer would be for the defendant not to repeatedly offend.

“The reality is that if everything had been sentenced together then he would have received a sentence of between two and a half and three years,” he said.

“It is not unfair.

“He has brought it upon himself.”