Sheffield brother turned to dealing drugs after losing his job

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A DRUG dealer found with 87 wraps of cannabis in his bedroom in Sheffield has been jailed for 35 weeks.

Curtis Sissons, of Cradock Mews, Arbourthorne, was jailed at Sheffield Crown Court after he was found with £530 worth of the class B drug when police stopped a car he was in, before officers found the wraps - valued at £870 - in his house.

Stephanie Hollis, prosecuting, said officers followed a car he was in along Myrtle Road because of concerns over the age of the driver.

When the car stopped, Sissons got out and fled when officers approached. They gave chase and found drugs in nearby grassland.

In a search of his home they found the wraps and a phone containing a text message indicative of him being a dealer.

He admitted possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

Richard Thyne, for 21-year-old Sissons, said he turned to dealing drugs when he lost his job.

He said: “He is an unusual young man - he left school at 16 and, having grown up in a household with his mother and two sisters, went out to work and supported that household through his work.

“He worked in manufacturing and held that job for three years until he lost it.

“He spent hours searching for work at the job centre, but to no avail. Once his work stopped he began to feel he was not able to provide for himself and his family and chose the wrong path.”

Sentencing, Jeremy Baker QC said: “It seems to me this was a commercial, albeit relatively small-scale operation.”