Father dealt drugs to earn extra money
FATHER-OF-TWO Jason Adams began drug dealing as he was struggling financially, a court heard.
Police executed a search warrant at the 23-year-old's home in Charles Street, Cheadle, on May 4. Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard yesterday.
Police found 13 bags of powder containing a total of 9.93 grams of Mcat worth £260 in a blue carrier bag. A further bag contained 17.9 grams of powder containing £360 worth of the drug.
Officers also found a small amount of cannabis.
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Adams pleaded guilty to possession of class B drug Mcat with intent to supply and possession of cannabis.
Catherine O'Reilly, mitigating, said there was no excuse for Adams's behaviour.
She said: "He found himself unemployed and struggling financially. He was offered an opportunity to earn easy cash. He took that opportunity."
Miss O'Reilly said Adams profited by about £1,000.
She added the defendant's partner is due to give birth and he has learnt his lesson.
Judge David Fletcher sentenced Adams to eight months in prison, suspended for 18 months, with 12 months supervision, a 12-month drug rehabilitation requirement and 120 hours unpaid work. He must also pay £600 costs.