A DEALER whose class A drug trafficking cause harm to the community of Ross-on-Wye has been sentenced to five years and eight months in prison.

Joshua Moore, 32, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to several counts relating to the possession and supply of crack cocaine and heroin at Worcester Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday, June 5).

He was given credit for his early guilty plea and sentenced to five years and eight months to run concurrently for four counts of being concerned in the supply of heroin, being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine, possession with intent to supply heroin and possession and possession with intent to supply crack cocaine.

He was further sentenced to six months to run concurrently for possession of criminal property and ordered to forfeit the sum of £1653.81 and possession of cannabis for which there was no separate penalty.

All of Moore’s drugs, drugs paraphernalia and phones linked to his offending were ordered to be seized and destroyed.

Detective Constable Emily Holder of Hereford CID said: “We welcome this sentence as a reflection of the severity of Moore’s offending.

“He managed a drug supply line trafficking class A drugs into the local community of Ross-on-Wye.

“The misery of drug supply is well known - it motivates offending and destroys lives.

“Moore showed no concern for the impact of his offending and benefited from the financial gain of his criminality.

“I hope that this sentence stands as a deterrent to those who are involved in drug supply.

“Officers from Hereford CID will not tolerate this type of offending and will work with our partner agencies to bring these offenders to justice.”


The local community can help us by continuing to report any signs of criminal activity – the easiest way to do this is on our website. Any bit of information, no matter how small it may seem, could help make a big difference. You can report online under the Report A Crime section at West Mercia Police

If you have information about drugs and drugs supply and don’t want to speak to police, you can report information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

This investigation forms part of Operation Target – West Mercia Police’s work to tackle serious and organised crime.