A 24-YEAR-old cannabis drug dealer told magistrates “I’m not going to be able to get a job now” after being ordered to do unpaid work.
Ryan Fulcher, of Nibley Close, Worcester, challenged magistrates who just moments earlier had spared him jail.
Azeifna Adams, prosecuting, said police attended Fulcher’s home on August 15 last year for an unrelated matter.
Miss Adams said after Fulcher was arrested on suspicion of drug dealing they seized his phone.
The phone was later analysed and the prosecutor went through the numerous messages related to drug dealing, including ones where Fulcher’s customers asked him for weed.
Miss Adams said drug paraphernalia was also seized from Fulcher’s home.
The prosecutor said Fulcher was a street dealer but she had difficulty placing his case in the sentencing guidelines as some elements pointed to him having a significant role and others a lesser role in the operation.
Mark Sheward, defending Fulcher, said he had only been dealing to friends.
“He was supplying cannabis so that he could get his for free,” the solicitor said.
“He accepts responsibility. He has no convictions, he has never been in trouble at all.”
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