Student operated as dealer

A GORLESTON student operated as a commercial drug dealer to earn money, a court heard. Nicholas Crabtree, of Queens Crescent, admitted possessing cannabis with intent to supply and possession of cocaine.

A GORLESTON student operated as a commercial drug dealer to earn money, a court heard.

Nicholas Crabtree, of Queens Crescent, admitted possessing cannabis with intent to supply and possession of cocaine.

The 20-year-old's home was raided on May 30 after police obtained a search warrant.

Prosecuting at Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court, Elizabeth Houghton said: “Officers went in there and found six small plastic bags containing a green and purple substance believed to be cannabis.”


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Tests carried out by police confirmed the bags contained cannabis and during their search police also found a bag and plastic container with cocaine inside.

A “substantial” amount of cash was seized and equipment related to drug dealing was also found at his home including scales, plastic bags and cling film.

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Crabtree was arrested and interviewed by police.

Mrs Houghton said Crabtree told police: “The white powder was for his personal use which he had bought”.

Crabtree said he would purchase eight grams of cannabis for £150 and then sell it on to others making a profit.

Magistrates heard how Crabtree would purchase 16 ounces on cannabis, split it into packs, and sell it on for £12.50.

He told police he had only been doing it for a month and that the “substantial” amount of cash found at his home was from drug dealing and the sale of a car.

“This is a commercial dealer who earns money,” added Mrs Houghton.

Magistrates committed Crabtree to Norwich Crown Court for sentencing at a later date.

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