Judge questions how a South Yorkshire teenager got himself involved with drugs

A judge has questioned how a teenager awaiting sentence has got himself involved with drug-offending.

Thursday, 11th February 2021, 4:15 pm

Sheffield Crown Court heard on February 3 how Levi Saddington, aged 19, of Fleming Way, Flanderwell, Rotherham, has pleaded guilty to possessing the class B drug cannabis with intent to supply to another.

The offence was committed at Greenwood Crescent, Wickersley, Rotherham, on October 17, 2020, according to a previous Sheffield Magistrates’ Court hearing.

Judge Sarah Wright told the crown court: “What is a young man doing getting himself involved in this sort of offending?”

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A judge at Sheffield Crown Court has questioned how a teenager has got himself involved with possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

She added there was some mitigation for Saddington given his age and because he has no previous convictions so she agreed to consider a probation service report before sentencing.

Judge Wright added she was still not making any promises about the outcome.

The case was adjourned until March 3 so a pre-sentence report could be considered.

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