Dealer caught with home-grown drugs

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A man caught driving into Newmarket to sell drugs has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Jason Davis, 42, had grown the cannabis found in the boot of his car when he was stopped in Barbara Stradbroke Avenue on November 7.

On Monday, Ipswich Crown Court heard how a subsequent search of his home in Brindley Road, West Bromwich, uncovered eight cannabis plants under cultivation.

Prosecuting, Charles Kellett said that Davis was a “one man operation” and the quantity of cannabis found in his vehicle had been significant.

The court was told that while Davis had 11 previous convictions for 15 offences, none had been for drug-related offences.

Davis pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to supply and production of a class B controlled drug.

Mitigating, Jude Durr said Davis had been co-operative with police. He said he lived on incapacity benefit of £230 a fortnight following an accident while working as a scaffolder. He had not offended since 2004 and regretted what he had done.

Sentencing him to eight months’ imprisonment suspended for 18 months, Recorder David Pugh told Davis that he would also remain under probation service supervision for 18 months.