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Cannabis was found under baby’s cot
10:22am Friday 1st June 2012 in News
A FATHER who kept cannabis in his family’s home has been ordered to do unpaid work for the community.
Police found some of the drug under a child’s cot, in a kitchen cupboard and elsewhere in Adrian Wayne Barkley’s Clifton house, when they raided it on September 16, 2011.
Altogether, they found 72g of the drug worth just over £254, said Alan Mitcheson, prosecuting.
They also found texts on a mobile phone showing that Barkley had been dealing the drug to a small group of friends.
Father-of-four Barkley, 30, of Burtonstone Lane, pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis with intent to supply it to others and was ordered to do 120 hours’ unpaid work and hand over £293 in cash found at the house.
His barrister, Glenn Parsons, gave no mitigation after the Recorder of York, Judge Stephen Ashurst, indicated the kind of sentence he would pass.