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Weymouth drug dealer spared prison for ‘behaving himself’
12:00pm Saturday 2nd March 2013 in News
A MAN who admitted dealing drugs has been given a suspended sentence after managing to keep out of trouble.
Anthony Short, 24, admitted charges of possessing heroin with intent to supply, being concerned in the supply of heroin and possession of cannabis in December last year.
He had been caught with a small amount of cannabis and five wraps of heroin on November 23.
Short, of Victoria Avenue, Weymouth, had his sentence deferred as Judge Roger Jarvis said he had learned the defendant was taking steps to address his drug taking and offending behaviour.
Short returned to Dorchester Crown Court three months later and his barrister Robin Leach confirmed he had not been in any further trouble and was continuing to engage with the Probation Service.
Judge Jarvis said: “I’m relieved to see that overall you have kept up that effort that you had earlier made.”
Short was sentenced to nine months in prison, suspended for one year and ordered to pay costs of £150.