Dealer caught selling drugs in Market Deeping given chance to prove himself

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A dealer caught selling drugs in a Market Deeping park has been given the chance to prove he can stay out of trouble.

Sean Allen was arrested in February of last year after police were called to the Cherry Tree Park following reports of men selling drugs.

Kevin Jones, prosecuting, told Lincoln Crown Court that an officer arrived to find four men in the park and as she approached them she smelled cannabis.

He said three of the men were searched and found to have nothing on them but when she went to search Allen he handed over a small glass jar containing £40 worth of cannabis.

More cannabis was found in a shoulder bag he was carrying and he had £630 cash on him.

Allen was taken to a police station where he was given a full search and bags of cannabis were found inside his boxer shorts.

He later admitted to officers that he had been supplying drugs saying he was selling to pay off debts.

Allen, 20, of Black Prince Avenue, Market Deeping, admitted four charges of offering to supply drugs between January 26, and February 2, 2015 and a further charge of possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

Chris Milligan, defending, said that since his arrested Allen has dramatically reduced his use of cannabis and is looking to reach a stage where he is completely clean of drugs.

He said that Allen has a stable address and the prospect of finding work and urged that he should not go to jail immediately.

Judge Simon Hirst deferred sentence until June 24 telling Allen: “What I’m going to do is put you to the test.

“I’m going to defer sentence of condition that you stay out of trouble, do your best to get a job and do your best to get off cannabis.”