Sheffield drug dealer jailed over skunk cannabis stash

Sheffield Crown Court
Sheffield Crown Court
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A drug dealer from Sheffield has been jailed after police found a stash of skunk cannabis at his house.

Aaron Gregg, aged 21, was caught after police officers raided his home as part of an operation into the supply of drugs into prisons.

When they searched his house on Beck Road, Shiregreen, they found 55.5 grammes of cannabis, mainly skunk.

Sheffield Crown Court heard it was stuffed in containers and made up into individual wraps which would have been worth £470 on the streets.

Neil Coxon, prosecuting, said two sets of digital scales and cling film were also found during the police raid.

He said Gregg was one of a number of criminals detected as part of South Yorkshire Police investigation into the supply of drugs in jails.

When he was arrested he claimed the cannabis was for his own personal use.

“He said he had been provided with a large amount by a friend whom he refused to name for doing some work for him,” said Mr Coxon.

“He said it was weighed out for his personal use so he knew what he had got.”

Gregg admitted possession of cannabis with intent to supply when his case was heard at court.

His barrister, John Boumphrey, said he had turned his life around following the birth of his daughter and because he now has to care for his ill grandfather.

“He has now changed his associates and is trying to sort out his life,” he said.

But the court heard Gregg had missed several appointments to see probation officers ahead of his court case and his latest arrest put him in breach of a suspended prison sentence given in July, 2013, after he completed less than half of an unpaid work order imposed for a previous offence.

Jailing him, Judge Rosalind Coe, told Gregg: “There is no evidence you were taking drugs into prison but you were attempting to deal in cannabis.

“This was a significant role in street dealing.

“You have completely ignored the orders of the court.”

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