A MAN from Wrexham who had no intention of stopping using drugs has been jailed for for possessing amphetamine with intent to supply.
Kenneth Granton, 39, had a previous similar conviction, Mold Crown Court was told.
Granton, of Coed Efa Lane, New Broughton, was found to have amphetamine with a street value of £10,000 when police raided his home in February.
Jailing him for two-and-a-half years, Judge Niclas Parry told him it was the second time in two years that he was caught supplying harmful drugs.
On this occasion, he was doing it on a large scale and had amphetamine which was worth £10,000 on the streets.
He had previously received a custodial sentence although on that occasion he had amphetamine valued at £2,000 with intent to supply.
Granton was playing a significant role but he had pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.
Judge Parry said he took into consideration that it would be his first lengthy custodial sentence.
Emmalyne Downing, prosecuting, said police executed a search warrant at Granton’s home address in February. He was in the living room and handed over some drugs.
Police continued their search and found just over a kilogramme of amphetamine with a street value of £10,726.
His phone was analysed and a number of texts consistent with drug dealing were found including requests for “20 on a bill” and requests for “20 smoke”.
Interviewed, he claimed the drugs were for personal use.
Henry Hills, defending, said the pre-sentence report did not help his client.
“He says he has no intention of stopping to use drugs. All that I can say is that he is honest,” Mr Hills said.
“His involvement in the supply of drugs is linked to his own use.”
The court was aware of his previous similar conviction in 2011 which was less serious.
Mr Hills asked the court to be as lenient as it possibly could.