Drugs in pants man let off with suspended term

The Oxford Times: The case was heard at Oxford Crown Court The case was heard at Oxford Crown Court

A CARTERTON man will not go to prison after being found with cannabis in his pants.

Jonah Miles-Collett appeared at Oxford Crown Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply. He was found with 40g of cannabis in his boxer shorts when stopped by police officers in Bridge Street, Witney, on November 23 last year.

It is estimated the cannabis, which will be destroyed, is worth up to £500.

Police officers raided his home and found a cannabis grinder and deal bags. On his mobile phone they also found evidence of him arranging to sell cannabis to his friends.

The 20-year-old resident of Black Bourton Road was given a six-month sentence suspended for 18 months.

He will also have to abide by a curfew that prevents him from leaving his house between 7pm and 6am on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Sentencing him, Recorder Simon Blackford said: “Cannabis is not a hard drug as you know, but it is now realised that it can cause serious harm to a lot of people, particularly people who have used it for a long period of time.

“If you deal in cannabis you run the risk of contributing to that harm. The law regards that as a serious offence and I regard it as such a serious offence that it needs to be dealt with by means of a custodial sentence.”

In mitigation, Miles-Collett’s barrister Mark Dixon had said he had only sold to his friends to fund his own habit and that he had mental health issues.

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5:17pm Mon 2 Jun 14

tinsel84 says...

Another pointless conviction.
Another pointless conviction. tinsel84
  • Score: 3

5:33pm Mon 2 Jun 14

The New Private Eye says...

Yet a driver doing 35mph will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. What a message this sends out. Let us all get stoned.
Yet a driver doing 35mph will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. What a message this sends out. Let us all get stoned. The New Private Eye
  • Score: 1

6:10pm Mon 2 Jun 14

John Lamb says...

I've had a split in my trousers but never a spliff.
One does wonder though why America is using this plant for it's proven medicinal benefits but at the same time (along with the UK police forces) still prosecuting people and filling expensive-to-run jails with folk.
I've had a split in my trousers but never a spliff. One does wonder though why America is using this plant for it's proven medicinal benefits but at the same time (along with the UK police forces) still prosecuting people and filling expensive-to-run jails with folk. John Lamb
  • Score: -2

6:46pm Mon 2 Jun 14

my,say says...

Good job judge. He can deal between the hours of 6am till 7pm now on weekends and all day Monday to Thursday. The chances of him getting caught again are slim.
Good job judge. He can deal between the hours of 6am till 7pm now on weekends and all day Monday to Thursday. The chances of him getting caught again are slim. my,say
  • Score: 3

12:53pm Tue 3 Jun 14

King Joke says...

The New Private Eye wrote:
Yet a driver doing 35mph will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. What a message this sends out. Let us all get stoned.
Rubbish - stand on any of our radial roads in the evening and you will see the ruling speed on many of them is 45 mph. Hardly anyone gets caught.
[quote][p][bold]The New Private Eye[/bold] wrote: Yet a driver doing 35mph will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. What a message this sends out. Let us all get stoned.[/p][/quote]Rubbish - stand on any of our radial roads in the evening and you will see the ruling speed on many of them is 45 mph. Hardly anyone gets caught. King Joke
  • Score: 0

12:54pm Tue 3 Jun 14

King Joke says...

my,say wrote:
Good job judge. He can deal between the hours of 6am till 7pm now on weekends and all day Monday to Thursday. The chances of him getting caught again are slim.
Legalise it and it won't be in the hands of dealers any more, and we can stop wasting money trying and locking up harmless stoners.
[quote][p][bold]my,say[/bold] wrote: Good job judge. He can deal between the hours of 6am till 7pm now on weekends and all day Monday to Thursday. The chances of him getting caught again are slim.[/p][/quote]Legalise it and it won't be in the hands of dealers any more, and we can stop wasting money trying and locking up harmless stoners. King Joke
  • Score: 2

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