A DEALER who was selling cannabis to other users was spared jail and got help with his own addiction.

Burnley Crown Court heard how Jonathan Jones was doing it for a long time, but wouldn’t have made much money as he gave almost as much for the drugs as he sold them for. Jones, who had supply-related text messages on his phone, arranged for his girlfriend to hand over small amounts of drugs to buyers at their home when he was out. She had not been prosecuted over the sale of cannabis.

Jones, said to have been a ‘low level’ street dealer, had what his solicitor described as a ‘rather pathetic eight-plant arrangement’ at his home.

The defendant, 32, of Warwick Drive, Earby, admitted being concerned in the supply of cannabis. He was given 12 months in prison, suspended for a year, with supervision and a drugs rehabilitation requirement.