Community penalty for man who dealt drugs in village

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CANNABIS and mephedrone were found when police carried out a drugs raid on a house in South Witham, Lincoln Crown Court was told.

Officers staged the raid on the home of Paul Smith after earlier stopping him in the village.

Phil Howes, prosecuting, said 13.17 grammes of cannabis was found in the bathroom along with an amount of mephedrone.

Mr Howes said: “This was small scale supply of drugs to a number of people.”

Smith, 23, of Great Close, South Witham, admitted two charges of possession of drugs with intent to supply on November 5 last year.

He was given a two-year community order with 200 hours of unpaid work. The £650 in cash found on him when he was arrested was confiscated and he was also given a six-week night-time curfew.

Chris Milligan, defending, said Smith is a hard working man with a job.

He said Smith’s father has recently passed away and this has had affected him.