An unemployed drug dealer from Watford is to use his time in Prison to gain some qualifications to help him get a job.
The 26-year-old was jailed for 40 months on Wednesday 21st May 2014 after a Judge was told he had flushed his stash of Cocaine down the toilet as the Police raided his family’s home last December.
But he left a trail of white powder from his bedroom to the bathroom, which a sniffer dog indicated was drugs.
When the Officers searched the bedroom, more Cocaine was found on the floor, on a TV unit and in boxes.
£1700 was seized, along with scales and dealer bags.
In all, 14.02 grams of Cocaine was recovered. It had a street value of between £560 and £840.
The man pleaded guilty to possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply. In 2006 he was sentenced for possessing Cocaine and Heroin with intent to supply.
Lawtons defending, said the unemployed Defendant had pleaded guilty at the first hearing.
“He has found it difficult to resist drugs and has been addicted at times. He ran up £800 debts to a drug dealer and, to pay it off, agreed to take part in the supply of drugs,” he said.
He said his previous offence of supplying drugs in north Watford was eight years ago.
Lawtons said his client accepted he was facing a jail sentence. He went on: “He will use his time in custody to obtain
qualifications to put himself in a stronger position to obtain employment on his release.”
Recorder David Mayall jailed him for 40 months and ordered that the Cocaine, scales and bags are destroyed.
He told him: “When the police entered, you were observed exiting the upstairs toilet. You had tried to get rid of as much of your drugs as possible. “It was a significant operation you were running from your bedroom .”