Drug dealer jailed after being filmed selling heroin on his own dashcam

A drug dealer has been jailed after being caught out on his own dashcam.

Damien Robson, of Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd, was facing charges for drug dealing after being caught twice by officers from South Wales Police.

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But it was only after police watched dash-cam footage from his Audi that showed him dealing drugs from his car that he was brought before the courts.

Robson, 45, was jailed for three and a half years at Cardiff Crown Court on November 27 for possessing heroin with intent to supply.

Robson was first arrested on August 24, 2018, when he was caught dealing heroin with his 23-year-old son Louis Elley at his house in Eglwys Avenue.

Damien Robson was caught selling drugs on his own dashcam. Credit: Media Wales

Two months later on October 10, 2018, officers patrolling Pontypridd caught Robson dealing heroin again, this time with Elly's girlfriend Rhain Cooper. The pair were arrested and were found to be carrying heroin, more than £500 in cash, a Stanley knife and CS spray - commonly known as tear gas.

But it was a review of dash-cam footage from Robson’s black Audi that helped seal his fate. The video footage captured eight separate drug deals and showed that Cooper would deliver the drugs, sometimes through the window of a property, while Robson waited in the car.

Rhian Cooper was seen to deliver the drugs while Robson waited in the car. Credit: Media Wales

Louis Elley, of Parry Street, Tylorstown, and Rhian Cooper, of no fixed abode, were both handed suspended sentences.

This criminal operation was pretty much a heroin delivery service and it was dismantled following a painstaking investigation by the priority policing team.

Detective constable Alex Bowie, South Wales Police