A YOUNG man supplied drugs from a Somerset home he took over while the tenant real was in hospital has been jailed.

Jay Woodman, 25, pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin.

He was connected to the Class A drugs operation in Weston-super-Mare between March and July this year.

Woodman, of no fixed address, was sent down for three years when he appeared for sentencing at Bristol Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday, August 2).

Police officers carried out an investigation into a county line drugs network running between Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, which found Woodman had taken over a property in the North Somerset town while the vulnerable tenant was ill in hospital.

Investigating officer PC James Abbott said: “Woodman has been given a significant sentence for his role in supplying class A drugs into Weston-super-Mare.

“This case is a prime example of how vulnerable people are exploited by dealers to ply their illegal trade.

“Ensuring this dealer was brought to justice for his crimes is a positive outcome, and will prevent further harm being caused in the communities where these harmful drugs were destined for.”