A CRIMINAL who was caught selling drugs from his moped in a busy street in Leeds has been jailed for three years.
A judge also ordered that Benjamin Osbourne’s moped be confiscated and destroyed because it was used in the commission of crime.
Osbourne, 29, was arrested after an off-duty detective spotted him handing over cannabis to a woman on Tranquillity Walk, Cross Gates.
Leeds Crown Court heard the officer saw Osbourne lift the seat of his moped where the class B drug was kept and handed it over in exchange for £10.
Mobile phones were seized from him which contained texts relating to drug dealing. Osbourne gave police a false address after his arrest before his home on Woodview Mount, Beeston, was searched on October 2 last year.
Just under £1,500 in cash was found along with cocaine worth £650 and cannabis worth £60.
Osbourne, now of Marian Grove, Beeston, pleaded guilty to possessing Class A and B drugs with intent to supply, supplying a class B drug and possession of criminal property.
Mehran Nassiri, prosecuting, said Osbourne has previous convictions for drug offences.
He served a three-year sentence, imposed in 2005, for supplying heroin and cannabis.
Melissa Slaughter, mitigating, said Osbourne pleaded guilty to the offences at an early opportunity.
Jailing Osbourne, judge Neil Clark said: “You have a bad record.
“Should you come before the court again for dealing drugs you are likely to face a sentence of seven years or more.”