Cannabis dealer who made £2.4k through crime in Grantham to have assets of £60 seized

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A Grantham drug dealer given a suspended jail sentence has had assets of just £60 confiscated following a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court.

Craig White was given a 12-month sentence suspended for two years with 12 months’ supervision when he was sentenced last year.

This week, Judge Sean Morris ruled that White benefited from his crimes by £2,400 but has only £60 worth of available assets.

He ruled that White should hand over the money or face a day in jail in default.

An earlier hearing was told that White was found with over £250 worth of cannabis when he was stopped and searched by police in Hornsby Road, Grantham.

Phil Howes, prosecuting, said White’s phone was seized and later examined.

He added: “The phone is of significance. It appears he was being directed as to what to do and as to where to go although he did a little bit of street dealing as well.”

White was released and bailed but five months later was stopped again by officers as he cycled along Goodliff Road in the town. He ran away but discarded a plastic bag which was later found to contain cannabis worth £400.

Mr Howes said: “We say he was a commercial supplier and played a significant role. Clearly he was a trusted lieutenant of others.”

Craig White, 28, of Clyde Court, pleaded guilty to possession of 40.58g of cannabis with intent to supply on March 27, 2012. He also admitted possession of 25.48g of the same drug with intent to supply on October 27, 2011.

Chris Milligan, defending, said White turned to drug dealing as a way of earning money after falling on hard times.