A persistent drug dealer from Milford Haven has been jailed again.

Stuart Smart, aged 53, already had 32 convictions for drugs offences before police began watching his home in Phillips Avenue.

Officers stopped three people as they left the property and each had bought a wrap of cocaine from him.

And when police raided his home they found 4.6 grams of the drug in a tub and a small quantity on a coffee table.

Smart admitted three offences of supplying cocaine and one of possessing cocaine with intent to supply.

Carina Hughes, prosecuting, told Swansea crown court that Smart already had five convictions for either supplying Class A drugs or possessing them with intent to supply.

On one occasion he was caught heading to a pop festival armed with 58 grams of cocaine and more than 1,000 ecstasy tablets.

Smart was jailed for six and a half years.

Judge Keith Thomas said Smart had sold drugs as a business.

“These drugs cause serious problems for the health and wealth of communities.

“And they place a substantial burden on the welfare and criminal justice systems as drug takers commit crimes to fund their habits,” he added.

Judge Thomas told Smart he would have received a sentence of eight years if he had not entered guilty pleas.