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Finstock cannabis dealer gets suspended jail sentence
6:50pm Saturday 24th November 2012 in News
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.