Three spared jail
THREE people who were involved in supplying cannabis were spared jail after they tested negative for drugs.Stacey Robinson, of Nuffield Close, Gorleston, admitted allowing her premises to be used for the supply or attempted supply of cannabis along with her partner Ricky Bailey, 23, who also pleaded guilty to the same offence.
THREE people who were involved in supplying cannabis were spared jail after they tested negative for drugs.
Stacey Robinson, of Nuffield Close, Gorleston, admitted allowing her premises to be used for the supply or attempted supply of cannabis along with her partner Ricky Bailey, 23, who also pleaded guilty to the same offence. His 28-year-old brother Thomas Bailey, of North Denes Road, Yarmouth, admitted being concerned in the supply of the substance.
When the three first appeared at Norwich Crown Court on February 27, their defence team claimed they were reformed characters, and Judge Peter Jacobs deferred sentencing for reports and drug tests.
On Monday, the judge handed down community and suspended sentences after all three were tested negative.
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Robinson, 21, who had a previous offence of possessing cannabis with intent to supply and possessing amphetamines, and Thomas Bailey were both sentenced to 11 months' jail suspended for two years and told to do 140 hours' community work.
Ricky Bailey, who had been less involved, was given a two-year community order and ordered to do 80 hours' unpaid work.
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The judge said: “There is just a chance you may all be turning over a new leaf.”
Police raided the home shared by Robinson and Ricky Bailey on July 20 last year and found nearly 200g of cannabis resin worth around £1,000 along with more than £1,200 in cash, a set of scales and a mobile phone with a text message on it saying: “Just letting you know we have got some weed.”
The prosecution said Thomas Bailey was the main dealer and the others knew what he was doing.