Swindon AdvertiserDrug gang ‘lieutenant’ back in jail (From Swindon Advertiser)

Get involved! Send photos, video, news & views. Text SWINDON NEWS to 80360 or email us

Drug gang ‘lieutenant’ back in jail

Swindon Advertiser: Drug dealer Jordan Carty Drug dealer Jordan Carty

A DRUG dealer who went back into business just weeks after being released early from prison has been jailed for three years.

Jordan Carty, known on the streets at Shorty, was freed in July after serving half a three-year-eight-month sentence for being involved in the drugs trade.

But less than two months later the 21-year-old was back in business in Swindon peddling crack cocaine and heroin to users.

As well as selling directly to the addicts who called his mobile, he also sent his runners to hand over the wraps and collect the cash on his behalf.

However, unknown to him, among his customers was an undercover police officer who had been sent in to infiltrate users and catch dealers.

On five occasions from Monday, September 9 to Monday, October 21 Carty sold crack and heroin to the officer, who was using the name Stan.

Tessa Hingston, prosecuting, told Swindon crown court: “The officer, through another person, was told to contact someone known as Shorty, who turned out to be Mr Carty.

“On a number of occasions Stan, the undercover officer, was directed to go to a certain place in an alleyway off a car park and given crack cocaine or heroin, usually produced from the person’s mouth.

“On five occasions he met Shorty, or Mr Carty, and was supplied directly. Other times he met others. He asked ‘Are you Shorty’s man?’ They would say yes.

“So he was not only directly supplying drugs himself, but also had others, runners, for him.”

Carty, of Dean Street, Rodbourne, pleaded guilty to five counts of supplying drugs.

He received the 44-month jail term in August 2012 when police smashed the notorious Breaker Network of dealers in the town.

Carty, whose dad is serving 11 years three months for attempted murder in a drugs related attack, was a ‘first lieutenant’ in the gang.

Gary Pons, defending, said there was little to say in mitigation for his client, who knew he was facing another jail term.

He said the drugs he was dealing were not particularly strong and asked the court to bear in mind he was still a young man.

The court was told that should he commit another offence in relation to the trade in class A drugs after his release he will be looking at a minimum seven year sentence.

Jailing him, Judge Douglas Field said: “You were incarcerated to July 11. It is dispiriting to see that you are back dealing on September 9.

“The fact that you were sentenced to 44 months for counts of conspiracy to supply class A in 2012 is a serious aggravating feature.”

The Breaker Network, also known as the Dreds or the Carty Gang, sold thousands of pounds worth of hard drugs after coming to Swindon from London.

Selling up to 100 deals a day, they recruited young addicts to act as their street-level runners completing deals or to store large amounts of stock.

And the dealers intimidated others with violence and threats of rape and murder to allow their homes to be used for their operation.

Anthony Brown, aged 23 and known on the streets as Breaker, ran the operation and was jailed for five years.

Comments (8)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

8:16am Tue 18 Mar 14

house on the hill says...

Clearly a complete waste of time ever letting this scum out again, he will just be in and out of jail. Bring in the 3 strikes and you are out and get the habitual criminals who commit 80% of the crimes off the streets for good and that would be a good start.
Clearly a complete waste of time ever letting this scum out again, he will just be in and out of jail. Bring in the 3 strikes and you are out and get the habitual criminals who commit 80% of the crimes off the streets for good and that would be a good start. house on the hill
  • Score: 17

8:56am Tue 18 Mar 14

ChannelX says...

Like so many others, this case just shows the utter lunacy of our Criminal Justice System, their woefully unduly lenient sentencing, the madness of early release and the complete nonsense that is the concept of rehabilitation.

What sums the entire farce up more than anything is the use of the word 'dispiriting' to describe the entirely predictable series of events that occurred after this career criminal was released early from prison. What, exactly, did the judge THINK was going to happen? It's not 'dispiriting', it is 'obvious what would happen'.

And it's exactly what will happen the as soon as they release him, early, the next time.


“The fact that you were sentenced to 44 months for counts of conspiracy to supply class A in 2012 is a serious aggravating feature.”


So the judge gave him an even more lenient sentence for the same crime this time. Is there really nobody who can put an end to this madness?
Like so many others, this case just shows the utter lunacy of our Criminal Justice System, their woefully unduly lenient sentencing, the madness of early release and the complete nonsense that is the concept of rehabilitation. What sums the entire farce up more than anything is the use of the word 'dispiriting' to describe the entirely predictable series of events that occurred after this career criminal was released early from prison. What, exactly, did the judge THINK was going to happen? It's not 'dispiriting', it is 'obvious what would happen'. And it's exactly what will happen the as soon as they release him, early, the next time. [quote] “The fact that you were sentenced to 44 months for counts of conspiracy to supply class A in 2012 is a serious aggravating feature.” [/quote] So the judge gave him an even more lenient sentence for the same crime this time. Is there really nobody who can put an end to this madness? ChannelX
  • Score: 13

9:15am Tue 18 Mar 14

The Witch says...

I wish the law would give every drug dealer caught a life sentence, in my eyes these scum are responsible for causing untold misery in peoples lives and that of their families who so often have to stand by helpless while they see their loved ones descend into their own personal hell. As for the drug barons far and wide the death sentence should be the only answer.
I wish the law would give every drug dealer caught a life sentence, in my eyes these scum are responsible for causing untold misery in peoples lives and that of their families who so often have to stand by helpless while they see their loved ones descend into their own personal hell. As for the drug barons far and wide the death sentence should be the only answer. The Witch
  • Score: 8

11:20am Tue 18 Mar 14

KeyboardWarri0r says...

The Witch wrote:
I wish the law would give every drug dealer caught a life sentence, in my eyes these scum are responsible for causing untold misery in peoples lives and that of their families who so often have to stand by helpless while they see their loved ones descend into their own personal hell. As for the drug barons far and wide the death sentence should be the only answer.
While I agree we need much harsher sentencing, people need to take responsibility for their own actions. I have been offered drugs several times and never felt the need to take them, the dealers are not responsible for the people taking the drugs.

This country is full of blame culture and has a crippled justice system, this lad should have got 8-9 years for his crime, the law would allow around 14 I think, so 3 is a joke.
[quote][p][bold]The Witch[/bold] wrote: I wish the law would give every drug dealer caught a life sentence, in my eyes these scum are responsible for causing untold misery in peoples lives and that of their families who so often have to stand by helpless while they see their loved ones descend into their own personal hell. As for the drug barons far and wide the death sentence should be the only answer.[/p][/quote]While I agree we need much harsher sentencing, people need to take responsibility for their own actions. I have been offered drugs several times and never felt the need to take them, the dealers are not responsible for the people taking the drugs. This country is full of blame culture and has a crippled justice system, this lad should have got 8-9 years for his crime, the law would allow around 14 I think, so 3 is a joke. KeyboardWarri0r
  • Score: 5

1:14pm Tue 18 Mar 14

SlantedView says...

KeyboardWarri0r wrote:
The Witch wrote: I wish the law would give every drug dealer caught a life sentence, in my eyes these scum are responsible for causing untold misery in peoples lives and that of their families who so often have to stand by helpless while they see their loved ones descend into their own personal hell. As for the drug barons far and wide the death sentence should be the only answer.
While I agree we need much harsher sentencing, people need to take responsibility for their own actions. I have been offered drugs several times and never felt the need to take them, the dealers are not responsible for the people taking the drugs. This country is full of blame culture and has a crippled justice system, this lad should have got 8-9 years for his crime, the law would allow around 14 I think, so 3 is a joke.
Couldn't agree more! A complete joke and isn't it any wonder these little rats get back to business as usual when they know they can get away with it time and time again. The gains far outweigh the risks or inconvenience.
[quote][p][bold]KeyboardWarri0r[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Witch[/bold] wrote: I wish the law would give every drug dealer caught a life sentence, in my eyes these scum are responsible for causing untold misery in peoples lives and that of their families who so often have to stand by helpless while they see their loved ones descend into their own personal hell. As for the drug barons far and wide the death sentence should be the only answer.[/p][/quote]While I agree we need much harsher sentencing, people need to take responsibility for their own actions. I have been offered drugs several times and never felt the need to take them, the dealers are not responsible for the people taking the drugs. This country is full of blame culture and has a crippled justice system, this lad should have got 8-9 years for his crime, the law would allow around 14 I think, so 3 is a joke.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more! A complete joke and isn't it any wonder these little rats get back to business as usual when they know they can get away with it time and time again. The gains far outweigh the risks or inconvenience. SlantedView
  • Score: 4

1:34pm Tue 18 Mar 14

house on the hill says...

The Witch wrote:
I wish the law would give every drug dealer caught a life sentence, in my eyes these scum are responsible for causing untold misery in peoples lives and that of their families who so often have to stand by helpless while they see their loved ones descend into their own personal hell. As for the drug barons far and wide the death sentence should be the only answer.
The problem with that is that the big drug barons lives are at risk every day from rivals or the law, so that is never going to be a deterant. And jailing the lower down ones wont solve a lot as there is usually a queue of new dealers waiting to stop in. It is a cancer that will never be cured while the moronic need for mind altering drugs exists.
[quote][p][bold]The Witch[/bold] wrote: I wish the law would give every drug dealer caught a life sentence, in my eyes these scum are responsible for causing untold misery in peoples lives and that of their families who so often have to stand by helpless while they see their loved ones descend into their own personal hell. As for the drug barons far and wide the death sentence should be the only answer.[/p][/quote]The problem with that is that the big drug barons lives are at risk every day from rivals or the law, so that is never going to be a deterant. And jailing the lower down ones wont solve a lot as there is usually a queue of new dealers waiting to stop in. It is a cancer that will never be cured while the moronic need for mind altering drugs exists. house on the hill
  • Score: 0

3:50pm Tue 18 Mar 14

leapylee says...

Since when has Dean Street been in Rodbourne?
Since when has Dean Street been in Rodbourne? leapylee
  • Score: 1

5:12pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Always Grumpy says...

leapylee wrote:
Since when has Dean Street been in Rodbourne?
Never, but then the majority of so called reporters employed by the Adver have probably never lived anywhere near Swindon. Time and again they have shown their local knowledge to be pretty abysmal.
[quote][p][bold]leapylee[/bold] wrote: Since when has Dean Street been in Rodbourne?[/p][/quote]Never, but then the majority of so called reporters employed by the Adver have probably never lived anywhere near Swindon. Time and again they have shown their local knowledge to be pretty abysmal. Always Grumpy
  • Score: 1

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree