A man has been jailed for 13 months after pleading guilty to possession with the intent to supply cannabis.
Billy Wait, 21, of Prince Street in Pontypool was sentenced by judge Mr Recorder David Harris at Cardiff Crown Court.
He was also given a driving ban of 18 months and ordered to pay £140 in costs.
Wait was stopped by police in the early hours of April 15th after they became aware that he was driving without insurance. He was followed to the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport where his car was searched.
Thirteen wraps of cannabis were found under the driver’s seat, with a street value of £130 - they also found £400.
Prosecuting barrister James Evans said: “It’s clear that he has been selling cannabis.”
Defending, Stephen Thomas, asked the judge to give credit for his guilty plea on the day, adding that there were “no aggravating factors, weapons, or targeting of vulnerable people” in the case and that the supply was “quite clearly to associates and friends”.
The sentencing comes after at least three other convictions for intending to supply cannabis, one resulting in a suspended sentence and another a 20-week period in a Young Offenders Institution.