Culcheth cannabis dealer turned life around and given suspended sentence

Culcheth cannabis dealer turned life around and given suspended sentence

Culcheth cannabis dealer turned life around and given suspended sentence

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A CANNABIS smoker who dealt drugs to his friends has turned his life around a court heard.

Cameron Heywood, aged 22, of Allen Avenue, Culcheth, was found with a quantity of cannabis when police raided his home on February 25 along with scales and snap bags.

Matthew Dunford, prosecuting, said: “In interview he made full admissions to being involved in the supply of cannabis.

“He said he bought an ounce each Friday for £20 on pay day and three quarters of it he smoked himself and the other quarter sold to friends.

“He said he was selling to about 20 friends and had been doing so for two to three months.”

Warrington Crown Court heard how he had smoked cannabis since he was 16 and was not under pressure from anyone else to sell the drugs.

His conviction also meant he was in breach of an eight month suspended sentence for dangerous driving in February 2012.

John Banasko, defending, said Heywood had turned to the drug after enduring hard times.

The court heard how his partner was expecting a baby and he had sought help with his drug use.

Mr Recorder John Bromley Davenport handed him a 20 week prison sentence, suspended for two years, a 12 month supervision order and a 12 month drug rehabilitation programme as well as completing 120 hours unpaid work.

Mr Davenport also ruled the breach of suspended sentence would receive an eight month sentence, suspended for two years.

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9:47am Fri 27 Jun 14

Brick Bazooka says...

Only selling to friends. Are the courts more lenient if you spin that yarn?
Only selling to friends. Are the courts more lenient if you spin that yarn? Brick Bazooka
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1:09pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Daz@SankeyviaOrford says...

What an absolute load of tosh ! Can't the authorities see that the defendant and his brief are taking the Micky. Who can blame them when the system is so soft.
What an absolute load of tosh ! Can't the authorities see that the defendant and his brief are taking the Micky. Who can blame them when the system is so soft. Daz@SankeyviaOrford
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1:32pm Fri 27 Jun 14

richiepooh says...

Hardly life changed around is it.
he sold £5 of weed to about 20 friends... you could get more than that inhaling outside the job center on a Tuesday morning.

firstly, this is a none story...who cares! IMO not even worth police time but since someone did think it worthy of spending my tax's on this prosecution then, what little story there is, is as above, his lawyer was taking the p.
once again warrington Judges prove themselves incompetent.
Hardly life changed around is it. he sold £5 of weed to about 20 friends... you could get more than that inhaling outside the job center on a Tuesday morning. firstly, this is a none story...who cares! IMO not even worth police time but since someone did think it worthy of spending my tax's on this prosecution then, what little story there is, is as above, his lawyer was taking the p. once again warrington Judges prove themselves incompetent. richiepooh
  • Score: 3

5:14pm Fri 27 Jun 14

miss ann thrope says...

I agree with you all..
but I feel the sentence he received could of been even less if he'd worn a bra.. !
I agree with you all.. but I feel the sentence he received could of been even less if he'd worn a bra.. ! miss ann thrope
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