SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR SANDOWN MAN CAUGHT DEALING KETAMINE TO FRIEND

A first-time offender caught dealing ketamine to a friend in a car park in Shanklin has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Renan White, 26, of Ranelagh Road in Sandown, admitted possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class B when he appeared at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Friday (17th May).

Prosecutor Liz Miller, told the court that on 19th January this year, Police witnessed a suspected drugs exchange taking place outside The Co-op on Landguard Road in Shanklin, in which a man went up to a car window and an exchange was completed.

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Police moved in to apprehend White, who attempted to discard the illegal substance -but it was quickly located.

Following the seizure of his vehicle, an unspecified amount of ketamine was found in White’s possession. Texts seen on his phone showed White and the buyer agreeing on a meeting place and confirming he would supply him with 2g of the substance.

Having arrested the 26-year-old Tesco worker, officers carried out a search of his home address in which a large amount of drug preparation gear was found.

Defending, Rachel Wigley told the court that her client had shown remorse for his actions and that he didn’t have a drug problem – instead he simply made the wrong choice to sell drugs to a known acquaintance.

Sentencing White, Magistrates said that they treat drug dealing very seriously and as such handed him a 4-week prison sentence. However, due to this being his first criminal conviction, they chose to suspend that sentence for a period of 12 months.

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White must complete 100 hours of unpaid work and pay costs of £85 and a £154 surcharge fee.

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Kevin P Cook
Kevin P Cook
1 month ago

First time they caught the vermin is a lot different from first offence.

Drugs need heavy sentences.

Mr S Morris
Mr S Morris
Reply to  Kevin P Cook
1 month ago

Bang up all the B’stards who are druggies, they will NEVER be any good.

IoWill
IoWill
Reply to  Mr S Morris
30 days ago

That’ll be most of the nation then. Good luck with that

Paul the other one
Paul the other one
1 month ago

1st time, Lol
Probably never been caught before.

Why does the Island stink of drugs?!

Stefan C. Attrill
Stefan C. Attrill
1 month ago

Tesco worker, “every little helps”

Wolf
Wolf
1 month ago

It doesn’t matter if its his first drug offence,he should still be locked up,oh I forgot the courts are to soft,its a case of don’t be a naughty boy,don’t do it again

Tiny reg Dennis
Tiny reg Dennis
1 month ago

The old school of politics was founded on the assumption of the right of people

King kev
King kev
Reply to  Tiny reg Dennis
30 days ago

Big Reg is going to jail watch this space old lardy butt is going away for a long time hahaha

 

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