Jail for drug addict found with wraps

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A cannabis addict who intended to supply to friends has been jailed.

Andrew Simpson was found in possession of 48 wraps of the drug intended for individual street deals.

About seven months earlier he had been put on a suspended jail sentence for the same thing, a court heard.

A judge gave him five months prison for breaching that sentence, with another eight months on top for the latest offence.

Simpson, 27, of Erdington Road, Blackpool had pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

After being found in possession of the drug in May, he admitted to police from the outset that the cannabis was his, said Francis McEntee, prosecuting.

Nick Courtney, defending, said Simpson had been supplying a drug he was addicted to. He now intended steering clear of the drug, and cannabis using associates, when released.

“He has learned a lesson from his first custodial experience”, added the barrister.

Judge Beverley Lunt told Simpson he could have availed himself of the chance he was given last October, when a suspended sentence was passed drugs with intent to supply.

A prison sentence had to follow, she added.

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