A DRUG dealer was busted when police officers found cannabis worth £290 and bundles of cash at his home.
Robert Smith, of Princes Crescent, Edlington, was given a ten-month jail sentence, suspended for 18 months, at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday for dealing in cannabis.
Mr Richard Davies, prosecuting, told the court that police officers searching his home had found 29 “snap bags” of cannabis, each valued at £10, as well as £700 in cash and two digital scales.
They seized his mobile phone and found “messages consistent with drug dealing”, Mr Davies said.
Smith refused to answer questions when he was interviewed by police, only confirming that he knew cannabis was a controlled drug, Mr Davies said.
Smith pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to supply at an earlier hearing at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court.
Judge David Dixon told Smith he would have been jailed for 15 months had he been found guilty at the end of a trial.
However, he reduced that to a ten-month jail sentence, suspended for 18 months, and ordered him to complete up to 20 rehabilitation activity requirement days.
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