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Community order for Brierley Hill teen who let friends sell drugs at his flat
1:59pm Friday 19th October 2012 in Local
A "NAIVE" teenager who allowed two friends to use his Brierley Hill flat for selling controlled drugs has been ordered to carry out 100 hours unpaid work in the community.
Jack Breakwell was described as a "timid character" by Gurdeep Garcha, defending at Wolverhampton Crown Court, and he said his client was "unable to resist the overtures of his friends that the flat was a good place to run the enterprise."
Breakwell, of Burnham Court in Lower Derry Street, admitted two charges of permitting the premises to be used for the sale of cannabis and M-Kat - both Class B drugs.
The 19-year-old further admitted possessing cannabis and he was also given a 12-month Community Order coupled with 12 months Supervision and ordered to pay £100 costs.
Samuel Handley, aged 25, of Metfield Close, Kingswinford, pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing controlled drugs with intent to supply.
He was given a 36-week prison term suspended for a year, also ordered to carry out 100 hours Community punishment and to pay £300 costs.
Jamie Purchase, aged 20, of Groveland Road, Tipton, admitted one charge of possessing drugs with intent to supply and he was also given a 36-week prison sentence suspended for a year.
Recorder Michael Edwards further ordered him to carry out 100 hours unpaid work with £100 costs and he told both men it was clear they had been supplying drugs for a profit.
Warren Stanier, prosecuting, said police went to the flat where they found small quantities of the two drugs and £220 in cash.
He added: "Although the amount of drugs recovered was not significant it is clear they were intended for sale to members of the public.”
He said Breakwell admitted allowing the flat to be used for the sale of drugs and he was aware both Purchase and Handley were both dealing from the property.