A cannabis addict, who began using the drug at an early age, went on to supply to friends.
Craig Rhodes’ offending was discovered when police stopped a group of youths cycling in the early hours.
Rhodes had become entrenched, from an early age, in using cannabis among his peers
A check of his phone showed drug-related text messages across an 11 months’ period.
Rhodes, 25, of Osborne Road, South Shore, was given a suspended sentence order by a judge at Preston Crown Court.
He was given a 10-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, with 12 months’ supervision, 80 hours’ unpaid work, plus six months’ drug rehabilitation.
Rhodes admitted supplying cannabis.
Rachel Woods, defending, said Rhodes had become entrenched, from an early age, in using cannabis among his peers.