A cannabis dealer caught with drugs, cash and two 16-year-old girls in a hotel room in Bushey was jailed today (July 3).
Carlson Ajuo, 30, received 18 months behind bars after police had been called to trouble at the hotel on 14 September 2017, which involved at least one of the girls being drunk.
St Albans Crown Court heard how Ajuo, was taken into the car park and searched by officers. £730 pounds was found in his jeans, three small bags of cannabis, a Samsung mobile phone and self-sealed dealing bags were also recovered and 75 grams of cannabis was found in a car worth £750.
When the phone was analysed by the police, messages showed he had been contacted two days earlier by someone wanting to buy cannabis.
Ajuo, of Mead Road, Edgware, was convicted of possessing cannabis with intent to supply.
In December 2015 he had been jailed at Harrow crown court for eight months for possession of cannabis with intent to supply.
Defending, Fiona Robertson said he had been using cannabis since 15. She said Ajuo had studied computer animation at Bedfordshire University and now worked for his father’s business, Skylines Travel Agency, in Edgware.
Sentencing him, Judge Michael Kay QC said: “You sought to suggest one of 16 year olds had the cannabis and may have been dealing with it. The evidence against you was overwhelming – it was a hopeless attempt to pass the blame.”
The judge went on: “If you make money out of the supply of illegal drugs, you are dealing in other people’s misery.”
The £730 seized is to be donated to a Hertfordshire charity that supports the victims of crime. The phone is to be forfeited and the drugs destroyed.