Olympic rings ecstasy: Thomas Walsh jailed in Guernsey

Ecstasy tablets stamped with the Olympic rings logo The number of tablets was worked out by weight as they were different sizes and some had broken

A man caught with nearly 2,000 ecstasy tablets stamped with the Olympic rings logo has been jailed for six-years.

Thomas Walsh, 24, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply the Class A drug.

He was also given 14 days in jail, to run concurrently, for the possession of 2g of cannabis resin.

Guernsey's Royal Court heard the street value of the drugs seized was between £26,477 and £38,860.

Walsh was driving a car on 21 March 2012 when he was stopped by police and border agency officers, who found the cannabis resin in his jacket pocket.

They searched the vehicle to find a plastic bag containing the ecstasy tablets.

The quantity was determined by weight as they were of different sizes and some had broken up.

The border agency said there were between 1,762.5 and 1,940.5 tablets bearing the Olympic rings logo.

In his summing up Judge Russell Finch mentioned the misery hard drugs caused and said those involved in supplying them should face the full consequences of their actions.

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