SAS: Who Dares Wins star on drug dealing and prison shame – ‘I f***ed it all up’

A recruit on SAS: Who Dares Wins has told of his shame over his criminal past.

Adam King started selling drugs in his hometown of Cardiff when he was just 16.

And within a few years he became a career criminal.

It landed him a five-year prison sentence at the age of 24.

In a candid interview Adam, now 34, said: “Around 16, 17, I started getting involved with dealing weed and doing some drug drop-offs with the older boys.

“And then I started climbing up the ladder basically. Then I started getting bigger bits and making links all over the country.

“I was supposed to be stopping. I was trying to get out of it. But then I got greedy and made one move that I shouldn’t have really made and my world came tumbling down.”

After being caught by police, Adam was convicted of intent to supply drugs.

He said: “It was for a cocaine charge. My first night in prison, I just felt ashamed. I felt like, ‘F***, I’ve f***ed it all up’.

“I got five years but you do just under three years.”

A decade on from his conviction, Adam says he regrets his crimes and feels remorse. And he is now determined to stay away from drugs for the sake of his daughter.

The warehouse supervisor, who moved to Kent for a fresh start, said: “I think I’ve learned from the mistakes I made.

“Now I have my daughter I’d never think about going back into the game again.

“I’d love to be a hero to my daughter and show her that if you put your mind to something, you can do it. You can do anything.”

Adam hopes telling his story and appearing on SAS: Who Dares Wins will inspire others involved in crime to get their lives on track.

He said: “I want to be a role model and show whatever wrong I have done in the past, I can move on from that to do better things in life.

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“I shouldn’t be held back from my past life.

“I’m a product of that and not everyone knows of my past life, so I wanted to share my story.”

SAS: Who Dares Wins continues Sunday night at 9pm on Channel 4.

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