A 26-year-old man accused of having a catalogue of drugs worth up to £54,000, after he went to a Bangor nightspot, was jailed for three years on Friday following what a judge called a “considerable and unconscionable delay” in the case.

Grant Berrow went to the Academi club on May 6, 2017, to sell drugs and make an “easy profit,” Caernarfon crown court heard.

Judge Huw Rees said he was charged in April this year. The judge said the delay helped reduce his sentence. But two years since the offences he continued to use cannabis and cocaine.

Berrow, of Maes y Llan, Dwygyfylchi, pleaded guilty to charges of possessing LSD, ecstasy, cocaine, cannabis and cannabis oil, and ketamine, with intent to supply. The court ordered the forfeiture of £330.

Prosecuting barrister Karl Scholz said Berrow told a doorman that he had “liquid cannabis” and capsules were seized.

But his “bum-bag” was later found to be heavier and cocaine and ecstasy had been discovered. Mr Scholz said the defendant confessed to having concealed the drugs in his underpants when he entered the club.

Counsel said Berrow told police: "I look after my friends, I want them to have good ****. None of this is poison.”

Officers then searched his bedroom and seized further drugs.

Mr Scholz said the drugs were worth up to £54,000. But, assuming Berrow sold the cannabis oil capsules at £1.25 each – his price - the value of the drugs to him would have been £3,460.

He added that police officers involved in the case had been reminded of the need to expedite such matters. The judge said a senior police officer had apologised for the delay.

Dafydd Roberts, defending, said Berrow had curtailed his drug intake and wished to address his cannabis use. He is due to be a father. There was genuine remorse, counsel added.