Cannabis found at Buxton address ‘was to be dealt for financial gain’

High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.
High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.

A warrant executed at a Buxton property led to a quantity of cannabis being discovered in various sized deals, a court was told.

Carl Grant, 33, admitted the drugs discovered at his uncle’s home on Monsal Avenue in August 2014 were his, and that he had intended to supply it to his friends.

High Peak Magistrates’ Court heard that, when police arrived at the property, Grant’s uncle told them his nephew was not a resident, but that he had been there the day before.

When officers explained they were conducting a drugs search, the uncle directed them to a cupboard in the hall and produced a drawstring bag, said Jennifer Fitzgerald, prosecuting.

Mrs Fitzgerald said the bag contained a number of deals of cannabis, digital scales, self-seal bags and a knuckle duster.

In total cannabis weighing 200 grammes was recovered, along with a mobile phone which indicated Grant was supplying the drugs to a number of people, she added.

Grant pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis, a class B drug, with intent to supply between August 1 and August 30, 2014.

Kirsten Collings, defending, said: “The date of this offence is August 2014 and since that time he has been sentenced to a 32-month prison sentence for a dissimilar offence.”

She said Grant was currently under the supervision of the probation service and urged magistrates to adjourn for a report.

“He accepts the evidence in relation to the text messages that he would have sold some of the cannabis for financial gain to a known group of associates,” said Ms Collings.

The case was adjourned until April 13 for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

Magistrates made it clear that no decision had been made on the final venue for sentencing, and that the case could still be sent to the crown court.

Grant, of Bass Street, Derby, was granted unconditional bail.