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Netherton drug dealer sold cocaine to fund his own addiction
Updated 11:36am Thursday 19th June 2014 in News
A NETHERTON drug addict who sold cocaine to friends to fund his own habit, has been jailed.
Barry Pittaway, aged 23, admitted possessing the class A drug with intention to supply.
Wolverhampton Crown Court was told police officers searching Pittaway’s Bramble Close home found 22.5g of cocaine, cutting agents, two mobile phones, £485 cash and other drug dealing paraphernalia.
Sati Ruck, prosecuting, said the cocaine had an estimated street value of £3,880.
She added: “He has a long standing cocaine addiction and began to supply his circle of friends. He did not supply to random strangers on the street or children.”
Gurdeep Garcha, defending, said: “There was some financial motivation as he was making some profit but the principal motivation was to fund his own addiction.
“He will have many months to reflect on his stupidity.”
Judge Martin Walsh sentenced Pittaway to 27 months in prison and told him: “Dealing drugs to others, particularly for a profit, even to fund personal drugs use is a serious offence.”
He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £120.