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Friday, 7 June, 2002, 11:07 GMT 12:07 UK
Ex-lap dance boss jailed over cocaine
Lap dancer
The former manager of a south Wales lap dancing club has been jailed for supplying cocaine to a teenage girl.

Peter Rees, 40, gave the 16-year-old girl two lines of cocaine after they had sex in his office at the Fantasy Lounge lap dancing club in St Mary Street, Cardiff. He has since been sacked from his job.


Only prison will do

Judge Roderick Denyer QC

Rees was jailed for nine months at Cardiff Crown Court after admitting possessing drugs and a number of prohibited weapons.

Prosecutor Rachel Knight said the girl had gone to the Fantasy Lounge to collect drugs from Rees.

"They had sex and then she was supplied with two lines of cocaine," she said.

"Later that evening police arrested Rees and found two wraps of cocaine and a CS gas canister in his office.

Cardiff Crown Court
The court heard the girl went to the Fantasy Lounge to collect drugs from Rees

"They searched his home and found another CS gas canister and a police baton was discovered in his car."

The court heard that Rees was spending up to 200-a-week on cocaine at the time of his arrest.

The court heard that police found a "doctored passport" at Rees's home - which he claimed he had created as a prank.

Mark Hollier, defending, said Rees was not a drug dealer but shared his cocaine with friends. He said: "He acquired the weapons for self-protection and he has never threatened anyone with them."

Rees, of Bridgend, admitted possessing and supplying cocaine, and possessing prohibited and offensive weapons.

He admitted a further charge of possessing a false instrument - the passport.

Judge Roderick Denyer QC told him: "Supplying cocaine to a 16-year-old and the possession of a CS gas canister is so serious that only prison will do."

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