Judge warns Sunderland drug dealer he is facing jail

A CANNABIS user who sold drugs to fund his own supply has been warned he is facing jail.

Kevin Sayers started dealing the Class B drug to friends, who were already users, so he could support his own habit.

The 27-year-old, of Athol Road, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to possessing a Class B drug with intent on February 28.

Paul Currer, defending, told Newcastle Crown Court: “He was as heavy cannabis user for some time. He would be selling cannabis to a close circle of friends, who were users.

“There was a commercial element because he had to make money to buy his own cannabis in the first place.” Prosecutor Mark Guiliani said the crown’s case is Sayers was making money “over and above” what he needed for his own supply.

Judge James Goss QC adjourned the case until January and ordered the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

Sayers was granted bail.

But the judge warned: “The fact I am adjourning sentence for the preparation of a report does not indicate what the sentence will be.

“The sentencing judge will have all sentencing options, including prison, open to him or her at the hearing in January.”

Sunderland Echo

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