A WREXHAM man has been spared jail after admitting drugs offences.
Damien Higgins, of  Heol Y Coed in Gwersyllt appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old had previously been convicted of possessing cannabis with intent to supply, as well as possessing cocaine - both offences taking place in February last year.

Justin Espie, prosecuting, said police executed a warrant at an address in Gwersyllt on February 3.

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During the course of their search, a quantity of white powder in wraps were found, as well as cannabis and over £600 in cash.

The findings were "indicative of drug supply," Mr Espie said.

Catherine Jagger, defending, told the court her client had made "immediate admissions" and "understands the seriousness of the matter."

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District Judge Gwyn Jones said: "Mr Higgins, it's clear that the amount of cannabis in your property was beyond what could be expected for personal usage."

For the possession with intent to supply cannabis, Higgins received a 26 week prison sentence, with a concurrent sentence of 10 weeks for the cocaine.

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Both were suspended for a year however, and Higgins must undertake 10 days of rehabilitation activity, as well as 180 hours of unpaid work.

He must also pay £85 costs and £128 victim surcharge.

The District Judge ordered that the drugs be forfeited and destroyed.

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