Cannabis dealer Jake Jones threw some of his stash out of a window when the police raided his home.
Jones, 24, who had nearly half a kilo of herbal cannabis and cannabis resin at his home in Rushton Avenue, Watford, was selling the drug to pay off his own debts to dealers, St Albans Crown Court heard today (Tuesday 29th January).
Prosecutor Wayne Cleaver said he was also found to have a small amount of ecstasy and ketamine on him when the home was searched on January 24 last year.
Jones appeared for sentence having pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing cannabis with intent to supply and possessing MDMA and Ketamine.
Defending, Nicola Roberson said it had been just over a year since he was arrested. In that time he had severed ties with “poor peer influences” and had been helped to pay off his drug debts.
She said he was now working 16 hours a week as a cleaner.
Judge Robert Winstanley passed an 18-month Community Order with a condition that he carried out nine months of a Drug Rehabilitation Requirement and 10 days of a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement. He must abide by a curfew for three months between 9pm and 6am and carry out 100 hours’ unpaid work.
The judge told Jones that he had escaped going to prison on this occasion, but warned him he could face jail if he did not comply with the condition.