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Custodial sentence for drug dealer

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A drug dealer who was caught with thousands of pounds worth of cannabis has been handed a 12 month prison sentence.

Eoghan Stratford was stopped by police in De Lacy Mount, Kirkstall on June 15th this year. When officers searched his vehicle, they found a £6,000 cache of the Class B drug.

The 25-year-old was subsequently released on bail, but the next day he was spotted by police carrying a bag in the West Park area of Leeds.

When stopped by officers he said he was on his way to a friend’s house in Spen Road. When police went to the address, they found £1,800 worth of cannabis in a car parked outside.

Inside the property, £8,000 was discovered wrapped up in socks.

Stratford, of Morris Lane, pleaded guilty to two offences of possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

Court heard that he had been a heavy user and had agreed to help store the drug for those who were supplying him. His legal team said he had overcome his problems with substance abuse and was now keen to find a new career.

A second man, James Halliday, admitted one count of possession with intent to supply. He was given a nine month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and ordered to do 200 hours’ unpaid work.

Drug offences can be extremely serious and if you are facing such charges then the specialist drug offence solicitors at Lester Morrill can help. For more details about how we can help you, please contact us today.

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