Finstock cannabis dealer gets suspended jail sentence

A DRUG dealer found with cannabis estimated to be worth more than £2,000 has been given a six-month sentence, suspended for two years.

Mark Simpson, of School Road, Finstock, was found with 191g of cannabis by police officers on May 30 this year in Hailey Road, Witney.

The 22-year-old was also found with £1,985 in cash. Simpson admitted possession of controlled drugs with intent and possession.

Sentencing, Judge Mary Jane Mowat said: “It is clear to me that you were running your own little business effectively.”

She added: “It is the law that it is illegal, like it or not.”

She passed the sentence for the possession of cannabis with intent charge and did not pass a separate penalty for the simple possession charge.

Simpson was also ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work within 12 months and told to pay £450 court costs.

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7:33pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Myron Blatz says...

Why only a suspended sentence? Magistrates are not going to deter drug pushers by soft sentencing - and from her comments wbout the criminal, I'm only suprised she didn't award him with four years on a business administration degree course, at taxpayer expense!
Why only a suspended sentence? Magistrates are not going to deter drug pushers by soft sentencing - and from her comments wbout the criminal, I'm only suprised she didn't award him with four years on a business administration degree course, at taxpayer expense! Myron Blatz

8:07pm Sat 24 Nov 12

H.J.Harris says...

Wouldn't it be interesting to know how many, if any, of the 150 hours of unpaid work he actually does.
Wouldn't it be interesting to know how many, if any, of the 150 hours of unpaid work he actually does. H.J.Harris

8:45pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Myron Blatz says...

Agree, and what percentage of 'community service' is now being used as 'cheap labour' by local authorities in Oxfordshire, instead of employing people who want to work and pay their way in life? Last time I asked this of a Labour candidate in Oxford, I was told "we do support community payback for offenders, and have only made cutbacks where forced to by the Coalition government" which was odd, because several of my friends had been offered 'golden handshakes' to leave by City Council when it was down-sizing departments, a couple of years before the Coalition appeared! Talking of 'payback' I wonder if Labour gets back in government, whether it will force the banks to pay back the £billions it conned Brown into paying out - or should Brown, Balls and all the others now be doing community service, instead of still being paid as MPs?
Agree, and what percentage of 'community service' is now being used as 'cheap labour' by local authorities in Oxfordshire, instead of employing people who want to work and pay their way in life? Last time I asked this of a Labour candidate in Oxford, I was told "we do support community payback for offenders, and have only made cutbacks where forced to by the Coalition government" which was odd, because several of my friends had been offered 'golden handshakes' to leave by City Council when it was down-sizing departments, a couple of years before the Coalition appeared! Talking of 'payback' I wonder if Labour gets back in government, whether it will force the banks to pay back the £billions it conned Brown into paying out - or should Brown, Balls and all the others now be doing community service, instead of still being paid as MPs? Myron Blatz

10:03pm Sat 24 Nov 12

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10:07pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Darkforbid says...

No really, Judge Mary Jane!!!
No really, Judge Mary Jane!!! Darkforbid

10:33pm Sat 24 Nov 12

dant40 says...

Send the no gooders to Afghanistan to do the unpaid work, and bring the troops back to there familys. Then it would wipe the grin off there faces,
Send the no gooders to Afghanistan to do the unpaid work, and bring the troops back to there familys. Then it would wipe the grin off there faces, dant40

9:25am Sun 25 Nov 12

Lord Palmerstone says...

dant40 wrote:
Send the no gooders to Afghanistan to do the unpaid work, and bring the troops back to there familys. Then it would wipe the grin off there faces,
Such is our wonderful criminal justice system (first principle; ensure that all firearms are only in the hands of inner city gangs and Sinn Fein/IRA)) that when Sergeant Nightingale came back from Afghanistan he, unlike Mr. Simpson here, was locked up.Pease tell this miserable apology for a government-and yes I'm afraid I did vote for them-what you think of that.
[quote][p][bold]dant40[/bold] wrote: Send the no gooders to Afghanistan to do the unpaid work, and bring the troops back to there familys. Then it would wipe the grin off there faces,[/p][/quote]Such is our wonderful criminal justice system (first principle; ensure that all firearms are only in the hands of inner city gangs and Sinn Fein/IRA)) that when Sergeant Nightingale came back from Afghanistan he, unlike Mr. Simpson here, was locked up.Pease tell this miserable apology for a government-and yes I'm afraid I did vote for them-what you think of that. Lord Palmerstone

11:27am Sun 25 Nov 12

Isawyoucoming says...

Lord Palmerstone wrote:
dant40 wrote:
Send the no gooders to Afghanistan to do the unpaid work, and bring the troops back to there familys. Then it would wipe the grin off there faces,
Such is our wonderful criminal justice system (first principle; ensure that all firearms are only in the hands of inner city gangs and Sinn Fein/IRA)) that when Sergeant Nightingale came back from Afghanistan he, unlike Mr. Simpson here, was locked up.Pease tell this miserable apology for a government-and yes I'm afraid I did vote for them-what you think of that.
not much
[quote][p][bold]Lord Palmerstone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dant40[/bold] wrote: Send the no gooders to Afghanistan to do the unpaid work, and bring the troops back to there familys. Then it would wipe the grin off there faces,[/p][/quote]Such is our wonderful criminal justice system (first principle; ensure that all firearms are only in the hands of inner city gangs and Sinn Fein/IRA)) that when Sergeant Nightingale came back from Afghanistan he, unlike Mr. Simpson here, was locked up.Pease tell this miserable apology for a government-and yes I'm afraid I did vote for them-what you think of that.[/p][/quote]not much Isawyoucoming

6:32pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Pavinder Msvarensy says...

Silly me I thought that we were a major player in the EU. You don't see the headline. Dope dealer caught selling grass from his coffee shop in the Amsterdam Post, as they are sensible enough to know that it should not be illegal, it seems that we are part of the EU when it suits the government, but not when it suits us. The fact that it is illegal to smoke fags, but legal to smoke grass inside, says something, that sadly Cameron is missing.
Silly me I thought that we were a major player in the EU. You don't see the headline. Dope dealer caught selling grass from his coffee shop in the Amsterdam Post, as they are sensible enough to know that it should not be illegal, it seems that we are part of the EU when it suits the government, but not when it suits us. The fact that it is illegal to smoke fags, but legal to smoke grass inside, says something, that sadly Cameron is missing. Pavinder Msvarensy

7:56pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Darkforbid says...

we, is there a 'we' anymore?, anything that was we, has been sold abroad. but hey, life's not so bad.

mind you, importing cheap labor to destroy all the pay advances,,, industrial action brought us,,, is treason...
we, is there a 'we' anymore?, anything that was we, has been sold abroad. but hey, life's not so bad. mind you, importing cheap labor to destroy all the pay advances,,, industrial action brought us,,, is treason... Darkforbid

10:05pm Sun 25 Nov 12

lfcaware says...

He did not hurt anyone, so what's the big deal ?. Not his anymore !!!
He did not hurt anyone, so what's the big deal ?. Not his anymore !!! lfcaware

9:02am Mon 26 Nov 12

Lord Palmerstone says...

Darkforbid wrote:
we, is there a 'we' anymore?, anything that was we, has been sold abroad. but hey, life's not so bad.

mind you, importing cheap labor to destroy all the pay advances,,, industrial action brought us,,, is treason...
You missed a bit.."anything that was we (which hadn't ben expropriated and destroyed by Labour), has been sold abroad. but hey, life's not so bad. mind you, importing cheap labor(by Labour because of their inane belief in some kind of socialist universalism, and so that we have to carry a massive incubus of immigrants for the next 6 decades) to destroy all the pay advances,,, industrial action brought us,,,(that is the industrial action which did NOT destroy the industry-was there any?),,, is treason (so why's Blair's head not on traitoirs gate?)
[quote][p][bold]Darkforbid[/bold] wrote: we, is there a 'we' anymore?, anything that was we, has been sold abroad. but hey, life's not so bad. mind you, importing cheap labor to destroy all the pay advances,,, industrial action brought us,,, is treason...[/p][/quote]You missed a bit.."anything that was we (which hadn't ben expropriated and destroyed by Labour), has been sold abroad. but hey, life's not so bad. mind you, importing cheap labor(by Labour because of their inane belief in some kind of socialist universalism, and so that we have to carry a massive incubus of immigrants for the next 6 decades) to destroy all the pay advances,,, industrial action brought us,,,(that is the industrial action which did NOT destroy the industry-was there any?),,, is treason (so why's Blair's head not on traitoirs gate?) Lord Palmerstone

10:33am Mon 26 Nov 12

Darkforbid says...

Grow up LP,,, people see the party system here is just an act... rich vs poor... yawn
Grow up LP,,, people see the party system here is just an act... rich vs poor... yawn Darkforbid

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