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Thelwall New Road man jailed at Warrington Crown Court
9:00am Wednesday 25th July 2012 in News
A MAN arrested five minutes after he decided to try and deal cocaine to friends in town centre bars has been jailed for two and a half years.
Andrew Potter, of Thelwall New Road, was collared by police on Bridge Street carrying a small amount of the class A drug on November 12 last year.
Warrington Crown Court heard on Monday how the 28-year-old had bought ‘more drugs than he normally would buy’ after a gambling windfall.
Prosecuting, Martin McRobb said the cocaine user intended to sell some to friends while drinking in the town centre before he was randomly stopped by police.
The defendant, described as a ‘low level offender’ by Judge Nicholas Woodward, has no previous convictions for drug offences.
Defending, Simon Berkson said his involvement in dealing was ‘extremely short lived’ and lasted around five to six minutes.
The Mere Golf Club employee pleaded guilty to possession of a class A drug with intent.