Man found with 'Rambo-style' knife and £5,000 of hard drugs at North Wales hotel

Harry Richardson, 24, of Sextant Close, Runcorn, was jailed for 36 months for offences including possession of cocaine and heroin in Gwynedd
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A man was found with a "Rambo-style" knife and £5,000 worth of hard drugs at a North Wales hotel. Police had been called to the premises in Y Felinheli over an unrelated matter but became suspicious of Harry Richardson.

The 24-year-old admitted possession of the knife and drugs offences. A judge at Caernarfon Crown Court today jailed him for three years.

Prosecutor Richard Edwards said officers went to the Pink Palace Hotel on December 3, 2022. While there they spoke to Richardson who "stumbled over his date of birth". You can sign up for all the latest court stories here

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They searched him and found the "Rambo-style" knife and wraps of cocaine and heroin worth more than £5,000 on his body and in a rucksack. His phone was found to contain messages about drug dealing including one which said: "Rawflake straight from Liverpool Docks".

Dafydd Roberts, defending, said his client had played a significant role in the drug dealing but had pleaded guilty. Richardson, of Sextant Close, Runcorn, is serving a prison sentence for another offence.

In custody he has completed Level 2 Maths and English courses and a construction course. He wants to go into the construction industry on his release.

The judge Her Honour Nicola Saffman jailed the defendant for 36 months for possession with intent to supply cocaine and the same term to run concurrently for possession with intent to supply heroin.

He also received 12 months for supplying a Class C drug Diazepam and a concurrent sentence for possession of the knife.

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