Pair caught with £15k of drugs avoid prison

Macclesfield Express - - BOSLEY MILL TRAGEDY - STU­ART GREER

TWO drug deal­ers caught with al­most £15,000 worth of cannabis have avoided jail.

Po­lice dis­cov­ered ‘street deal­ers’ Steven Ge­orge Dono­hue and Philip Brian Glancy dur­ing a raid on a house on War­wick Road, Mac­cles­field, last Oc­to­ber.

They found £4,500 worth of cannabis at the prop­erty which was occu- pied by Dono­hue, 29.

But de­tec­tives then turned their at­ten­tion to Glancy, 25, and searched his house on Bar­low Road, Mac­cles­field, where they found a ‘sub­stan­tial’ amount of cannabis.

As well as 800g of cannabis worth £9,000 po­lice also un­cov­ered class A drugs co­caine and MDMA, £1,000 in cash, as well as a knife and a meat cleaver at Glancy’s home.

Both men ad­mit­ted pos­ses­sion with in­tent to sup­ply cannabis at Ch­ester Crown Court.

Glancy, now of Barnard Close, Mac­cles­field, also ad­mit­ted pos­ses­sion of co­caine and MDMA.

They were both sen- tenced to eight months in prison sus­pended for two years.

Ch­ester Crown Court heard that dur­ing the po­lice raid on Dono­hue’s home on Oc­to­ber 3 last year po­lice found 407g of cannabis split into bags.

A num­ber of mo­bile phones found at the prop­erty were an­a­lysed re­veal­ing names of fam­ily and friends he sold to, pros­e­cu­tors claimed.

Si­mon Blake­brough, de­fend­ing, de­scribed Dono­hue, on War­wick Road, Mac­cles­field, as a dad of two who worked for a scrap me­tal mer­chant.

He said: “The de­fen­dant had a bad drug habit. He had lost his job and his girl­friend. He smoked from the mo­ment he woke up to the mo­ment he went to bed. He de­cided to sell to friends and fam­ily to fund his own habit. It was a joint en­ter­prise with Mr Glancy.”

Judge Roger Dut­ton also sen­tenced Dono­hue to 200 hours un­paid work.

He said: “You took the con­sid­ered ac­tion to start selling cannabis when you be­came un­em­ployed. You had been con­sum­ing cannabis at a vast rate caus­ing your­self sig­nif­i­cant per­sonal harm. It be­came so se­ri­ous you started selling it to fund your enor­mous habit.”

Stella Park­house, de­fend­ing Glancy, said: “Like Dono­hue the rea­son Glancy sold cannabis was to fund his own habit.”

Judge Dut­ton sen­tenced Glancy to 250 hours of un­paid work and ‘as a re­minder of his stu­pid­ity’ he was given a 56 days cur­few. He said: “Make no mis­take. You are now a con­victed drug dealer and on the radar of po­lice.”

●● Above, pre-ap­pli­ca­tion plans for King’s School at Derby Fields, Prest­bury; right, head­teacher Dr Si­mon Hyde

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