Two brothers who were arrested and found with bags of a cannabis after a suspected drug deal have avoided being jailed.
Leeds Crown Court heard police became suspicious after seeing Adam and Jason Smith behaving suspiciously in a car on Fairfield Terrace, Bramley, on January 27 this year.
Officers stopped the Vauxhall Corsa at a petrol situation and found two bags of skunk cannabis in the vehicle. Adam’s home was then searched and more of the drug was found along with electronic scales.
Mobile phones were seized which contained information linking him to the supply of drugs. The court heard Adam, 26, of Ganners Lane, Bramley, was jailed in March last year for supplying drugs. He was on licence at the time of the offence. He pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to supply. Jason, of Hough Lane, Bramley, pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cannabis.
Michael Walsh, for Adam, said his client was now suffering from a serious medical condition. He said his health was expected to deteriorate over the next six months and he will require dialysis treatment.
The court heard Jason has no previous drug convictions. Judge James spencer gave Jason a 12 month community and supervision order.
He deferred sentencing Adam until April next year. The judge said: “If you are tempted to commit any offence you will go to prison because it seems to me there will be no good argument to keep you out.”