Solent student jailed for selling drugs on Tinder

He bought hundreds of pills over the internet and tried to sell them to matches on Tinder. Daniel Regan, a Sports Journalism student at Southampton Solent University, was jailed for […]


He bought hundreds of pills over the internet and tried to sell them to matches on Tinder.

Daniel Regan, a Sports Journalism student at Southampton Solent University, was jailed for three years after police raided his house following the discovery of 110 ecstasy tablets that were being shipped to him, worth over £1000.

Sports Journalism student Daniel Regan who was jailed for three years

Sports Journalism student Daniel Regan who was jailed for three years

He had the pills smuggled through inside CD cases that were sent from Amsterdam. When one person who he’d matched asked if he could give him some pills, Daniel replied “You need to be a bit more discreet about it but maybe.”

The pills, which can be purchased online in bulk for as little as £5, are believed to have a street value of over £1000.

Daniel only told his family a fortnight ago that he was in trouble with the police and now finds himself locked away for three years.

He had been working full-time over the summer in order to handle the seven months of legal fees, but his parents and brother were present for his sentencing.

Louise Howard, mitigating, said that the student had been seduced by a culture of drug-taking at uni. She added “The single failure to stop and appreciate the consequences of his actions will have an enormous effect on his future.”

During his sentencing, Judge Peter Henry said he taken into account Daniel’s early guilty plea, remorse and character references.

He said “It is clear what you have done has caused enormous anguish not just to you when you find yourself where you are but also to your family,”

“It’s a crying shame that I have to deal with you for a very serious offence.”

He also ordered that the drugs should be taken away and destroyed.

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