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Drug dealer caught with cannabis in BMW
A DRUG dealer from Amesbury has been given a suspended prison sentence after being caught with bags of cannabis in his car.
Karl Stevens, 43, was stopped by police in Salisbury on January 29 for driving his BMW with the fog lights on unnecessarily.
Officers could smell cannabis and when they searched his car they discovered 158g of the class B drug as well as 6.9g of cocaine.
A set of scales and tubs of cannabis were also found at his home in Sandell Place, Amesbury.
Stevens, who works as a landscaper, pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to supply and possession of cocaine, and was sentenced at Salisbury Crown Court on Friday.
He told officers he and a friend had “clubbed together” to buy the cannabis and they had planned to split it between them.
He accepted some of it would have been sold and admitted his phone contained evidence that he had dealt drugs in the past.
Judge Douglas Field said: “I have decided that the inevitable prison sentence can be suspended in the hope that you can stop offending concerning drugs.”
Stevens, who has previous convictions for other drug offences, was handed a nine-month prison sentence, which was suspended for 12 months, with a 12-month supervision order.
He was also ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and pay £100 costs.
Judge Field added: “And I have to tell you if you were silly enough to breach these requirements you will be back, and take it from me, you will be looking at prison.
“Get on with this work – you have various skills – do it well, get it out of the way and go through life without committing drug offences.”
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