Couple travelled to collect heroin with two-year-old in back seat of car

Will Taylor
News Reporter
Anthony Reginald Brian Davies was given three years in jail for possession with intent to supply. (Dyfed-Powys Police)

A couple have been handed prison sentences after travelling to pick up drugs while their two-year-old child was in their car.

Anthony Reginald Brian Davies and Kiera Watts were found to have £3,100 worth of heroin when they were stopped by police in September.

The couple, from Monkton, near Pembroke in Wales, had driven to Swansea to collect drugs with their child in a VW Tiguan, police said.

Detective Constable Phillip Jones, of Dyfed-Powys Police, said: “(Officers) had reason to believe the female passenger – Watts – had secreted drugs inside her, and both were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.

“At hospital, she produced a package of heroin which was worth £3,100.

The couple were sentenced at Swansea Crown Court. (PA Images)

“What was particularly sad about this case was that one of the couple’s children – a two-year-old – was in the car at the time.

“The judge at court commented that this shows just how low a class A drug addiction will make people stoop.”

Police seized mobile phones and saw text messages linking Davies, 39, to the supply of drugs.

He admitted possession with intent to supply while Watts, 33, pleaded guilty on the basis that she was going to give the drugs to Davies and was not involved in supply.

Both were sentenced at Swansea Crown Court last week, with Davies sent to prison for three years while Watts was given a two-year sentence suspended for 18 months.

DC Jones said: “This was an excellent result, taking a large quantity of heroin out of the supply chain in Pembrokeshire.

“We hope the sentencing goes to show that drugs have a devastating effect not only on the people who take them, but those concerned in supply as families are torn apart.”