Treuddyn man admits supplying cannabis to children as young as 14


Staff reporter (Leader Live)

A young man has admitted being concerned in the supply of cannabis to children.

A court heard how Andrew Stephen Harrison, 21, had supplied to children as young as 14.

Harrison, of Ffordd Carreg y Lech in Treuddyn, was arrested at Edinburgh Avenue in Caergwrle, in September.

District Judge Gwyn Jones, sitting at Flintshire Magistrates Court at Mold yesterday, bailed him pending sentence at the crown court next month.

He admitted being concerned in the supply of the class B drug on September 1, and possessing cannabis on October 15.

Rhian Jackson, prosecuting, said that in the early hours of October 15 the defendant had been arrested at the Caergwrle address where he was found with others.

Police seized a quantity of cannabis, some scales and a cannabis grinder.

They also took possession of some cash and a mobile phone.

When the mobile phone was analysed, text messages were recovered indicating “that he was dealing drugs to young people”.

Mrs Jackson said that the evidence showed that he had been supplying for a long period of time, and that he had been supplying children as young as 14, 15 and 16.

That, she said, was an aggravating feature of the case. He made admissions in interview.

The judge said that he was quite satisfied that the sentencing powers of the magistrates court were inadequate.

“You will be committed to the crown court for a sentence in excess of the powers available to me,” the judge told Harrison.

He ordered a pre-sentence report be prepared for the next appearance at Mold Crown Court.

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