he was making herbal oil using the drug.
A telesales worker from Bradford has received a suspended sentence for two years after being caught with just under 3 kilos of cannabis in his possession at home.
The father of three, Sunny Mehta was sentenced to twelve months imprisonment, avoiding immediate prison.
Bradford Crown Court heard that the telesales worker “ruined his character’ as he earnt money for his own habit, by selling the Class B drug to family and friends,
On May 8, 2018, the 33-year-old married man had entered a guilty plea for cannabis possession with intent to supply, along with possession of money as criminal property.
Prosecutor Gerald Hendron told the court that after receiving reports that a 16-year-old boy was burgling Mehta’s home on Leaventhorpe Lane in Thornton, Bradford, the police attended the property.
The police found no intruder at the house they visited, despite being informed that youngsters were spotted climbing through a window
However, Mr Hendron said that officers did sense a strong smell of cannabis at the address.
Following a search, they located bags containing drugs on top of the living room table, along with three big shopping bags of cannabis bush tucked away in a cardboard box.
Besides discovering £3,465 in cash, the police also found a Spiderman plastic box and two buckets in the hall cupboard and kitchen with more of the drug in it.
Mr Hendron added that the cannabis seized was 2.955 kilos in weight, amounting to a street value of £29,622.
Mehta told the police to treat his father’s illness, he was making herbal oil using the drug.
Barrister Andrew Dallas, representing Mehta, produced a bundle of references to Judge Jonathan Rose.
Dallas mentioned that previously Mehta had an ‘exemplary’ record and received an extremely positive probation report.
Judge Rose handed out a sentence of 12 months imprisonment, with two years suspended.
He was also told to do unpaid work lasting 280 hours
The judge also set out a Proceeds of Crime Act timetable so that Mehta could return all the money he made from drug dealing.
Sunny Mehta was very fortunate that he avoided an immediate prison sentence. But this should act as a deterrent, as others may not be so lucky.