Yate man sentenced to five years for drug dealing

Yate man sentenced to five years for drug dealing

A man arrested last month following a warrant at his home in Yate has been sentenced to five years and four months in prison.

Sean Mortell, 39, from Milton Road pleaded guilty at Bristol Crown Court on Monday (4 November) to three offences of possession with intent to supply drugs – cocaine, MDMA and cannabis – as well as possession of criminal property. 

When officers from the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SW ROCU) carried out a warrant on 3 October they found 500g of cocaine behind a kickboard in the kitchen, £3,500 cash stashed in cupboards, and 2kg of cannabis bush in his van.  They also discovered keys to a lock-up on Mayshill Industrial Estate where 500g of MDMA was later found. 

Detective Inspector Charlotte Tucker from the SW ROCU said: “Sean Mortell was clearly making big profits, with drugs worth around £90,000 on the street as well as £3,500 cash seized in one warrant.

“His sentence will hopefully be welcomed by people in Yate and serve as another example of the work going on to ensure the likes of Mr Mortell are caught.”

Sean Mortell was sentenced to five years and four months for possession with intent to supply cocaine, five years and four months for possession with intent to supply MDMA, 12 months for possession with intent to supply cannabis and two years for possession of criminal property.  All of the sentences will run concurrently.