Pair caught with £15k of drugs avoid prison
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.”
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