A drug dealing police officer who got his ex-girlfriend to keep tabs on any investigation into him has been jailed for 16 months.
Justin Weaver, 28, who served with the Metropolitan Police, supplied steroids to other bodybuilders around Swansea.
Amanda Griffin, 29, who worked for South Wales Police, was given a 24-week suspended term at Swansea Crown Court
Ambulance worker Alan Dutton was also jailed for 10 months for supplying the class C drugs.
Three other bodybuilders were given suspended prison sentences for supplying steroids.
They were ordered to do unpaid work ranging from 150 to 200 hours.
Weaver, of the Birchgrove area of Swansea, admitted supplying class C drugs, wilful misconduct in public office and attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Griffin, of Swansea, admitted misconduct and attempting to pervert the course of justice.
As well as the suspended prison sentence she was placed under supervision and ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work. Dutton, who also lived in the Birchgrove area, pleaded guilty.
Jim Davis, prosecuting, told the court that police found £6,500 worth of steroids during a raid on homes and a shop around the city.
The investigation led to a group of bodybuilders, including Weaver, who were supplying each other with drugs obtained by Dutton.
Meanwhile, Griffin was using her job as a call handler at Swansea central police station to access computers to discover whether police were closing in on her former boyfriend.
Weaver, who served in the Met in London for six years before being arrested, and Griffin, had already resigned from their jobs, the court heard.
Further info from another news report :-
AN EX-POLICEMAN and a former paramedic were jailed today for their part in a conspiracy to supply steroids to bodybuilders in South Wales.
Justin Weaver, a 27-year-old former Metropolitan Police officer persuaded his ex-girlfriend Amanda Griffin, 29, a civilian worker at Swansea Central Police station, to check whether there was any drugs squad intelligence on him.
Father-of-two Alan Dutton, 37, a former emergency medical technician with the Wales Ambulance Service, placed a steroids “price list” on the internet.
And Swansea Crown Court yesterday that 51-year-old John Griffiths allowed his shop – TBS Nutrition of Oxford Street, Swansea – to be used for selling steroid drugs.
Jim Davis, prosecuting, said Metropolitan Police and South Wales Police drugs squad teams carried out raids in February 2008 on homes and businesses in Swansea including TBS Nutrition.
They found steroids and diazepam tablets, which one police estimate initially put at £37,000.
The value of the drugs was later downgraded to between £5,000 and £7,000.