Police seized cannabis at a dealer’s home only weeks after he had been given a suspended jail sentence for possessing the same drug with intent to supply, a court heard,
Officers executed a search warrant at an address in Potternewton Avenue, Leeds in November, 2011 and in the kitchen found 65.97 grammes of skunk cannabis in nine separate bags worth around £565 on the streets.
Stephanie Hancock prosecuting said a number of resealable bags and electronic scales were also found and when the phone of Daniel Degnan was checked messages were found from customers requesting deals.
She told Leeds Crown Court yesterday (Feb 6) that only weeks earlier in October Degnan was given a six-months suspended jail term for having the same drug.
Degnan, 22, recently of Cowper Road, Harehills, Leeds, was ordered to serve four months from his previously suspended sentence with 12 months consecutive for the later possession with intent to supply.
Derek Duffy for Degnan said he was faced with a debt to his supplier as a result of his earlier conviction and foolishly resorted to drugs again to pay it. He had been out of trouble since.