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Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Customer seen hiding cannabis in her bra after being thrown drug

A young drug dealer was snared after police saw him throw cannabis to a customer who hid it in her underwear.

Jordan Nolan, 19, avoided an immediate prison sentence after admitting dealing cannabis between April 29 and August 29 last year.

Carlisle Crown Court heard how a police officer who was on patrol in Durranhill Road, Carlisle, on August 29 spotted a woman, standing in a garden, catch something thrown from an upstairs window and put it in her bra.

The officer was concerned it may have been drugs so the woman was searched and a bag containing cannabis was uncovered.

Officers then raided the property the woman had been standing outside where they found Nolan and another man, who was later cautioned for possession of cannabis.

During the search they discovered cannabis in a drawer and a large plastic bag containing traces of the drug.

And in Nolan’s bedroom they found a set of weighing scales, which also contained traces of cannabis, as well as several small bags and £70 cash.

A mobile phone was seized, which had a number of text messages on it including references to dealing cannabis.

The woman who had been searched earlier told police she bought cannabis from Nolan regularly. But on this occasion she had wanted to buy skunk for £10, but he didn’t have any so he gave her a bag of cannabis bush for free, the court heard.

Judge Peter Hughes QC said Nolan was dealing cannabis on a “relatively modest basis”.

Nolan, of Holly Drive, Carlisle, was sentenced to eight months in prison suspended for two years.

He was also handed a 12- month community order and ordered to carry out 140 hours of unpaid work and attend a drug awareness initiative.

Judge Hughes also warned that anyone involved in drug dealing must expect to be sent to prison, and if Nolan had any previous convictions involving the distribution of drugs he would have been jailed immediately.

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