A CANNABIS dealer claimed he didn’t realise selling the drug to his friends was wrong, a court heard.

Alexander Calvert initially claimed the £1,150 worth of the Class B drug found in his bedroom by police when they raided his family home was for personal use.

But evidence recovered from an iPhone seized by officers showed the extent of Calvert’s dealing.

Judge Niclas Parry said Calvert had been caught “bang at it” and told him: “While you may not have realised how serious dealing drugs was, you do now.”

But the judge stepped back from imposing a custodial sentence and suspended the defendant’s eight-month term for 18 months.

Mold Crown Court was told how Alexander was in bed at the time police executed a drug warrant at 8am on June 18 last year. They found snap bags with individual amounts of the drug along with four glass jars, 13 tubs and a JD Sports bag with a large amount of cannabis in it.

Calvert, 22, of Ivy Crescent, Mold pleaded guilty to possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply on June 18 last year as well as being concerned in the supply of a Class B drug to others between April and June last year. Defence barrister Simon Parry said Calvert’s dealing was “unsophisticated”.

Calvert was ordered he undertake 15 rehabilitation activity days and complete 125 hours of unpaid work.