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Dealer ‘at risk’ if jailed

Mobility rider had drugs and gun

- ■ by JERRY LAWTON Chief Crime Correspond­ent jerry.lawton@dailystar.co.uk

A CRACK and heroin dealer walked free from court because his low intelligen­ce would make him vulnerable in jail.

Jonathan Carter, 26, was caught with seven grams of the drugs, scales, a mobile phone and a notebook recording profit and losses.

He admitted possession with intent to supply and was given a two-year suspended sentence.

Sentencing him at Isleworth Crown Court, Mr Recorder Michael Hick said: ‘‘Medical evidence clearly indicates you have cognitive difficulty and are a vulnerable individual.”

He said Carter, of South Ealing, west London, was within the lowest 7% for cognitive ability.

A GANGSTER granny was caught high on cannabis on a mobility scooter – with a knife and stun gun in her handbag.

Yvonne Harvey, 47, said she had the weapons for protection as she trundled around the streets at 2.20am.

But officers also found bags of cannabis and amphetamin­e. Two more bags of speed were tucked into her shorts.

Harvey got a six-month suspended jail sentence at Cardiff Crown Court after admitting possessing the drugs, a banned weapon and being concerned in the supply of a Class B drug.

Richard Ace, prosecutin­g, said:

“She smelled strongly of cannabis and appeared to be intoxicate­d.”

Harvey said she had nothing illegal on her, but was searched.

Her mobile had messages relating to cannabis deals. One said: “Can I pinch some bud?”

At the home she shares with Ellis Sherwood, they found bags of cannabis, scales and a tick list. Mr

Sherwood, 52, won £1.4million compensati­on after getting hooked on drugs in jail following a wrongful conviction in 1987.

Marian Lewis, mitigating, said Harvey had experience­d “difficulti­es in the area” and an attack on her home because it was known Mr Sherwood had money.

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