Sutton brothers jailed for drug dealing

TWO brothers caught in a car in Sutton have been in court for dealing in drugs.

James Pedley (26) who lived at the family home in Knightsbridge Gardens, Hucknall, was jailed for three and a half years for cocaine offences.

His younger brother Jake Pedley (18), of the same address, was given 12 months suspended for 18 months and 150 hours unpaid work for his involvement with cannabis.

Police caught them in a car near McDonalds restaurant in Mansfield Road, Sutton, on 12th December last year after reports of a strong smell of cannabis, Nottingham Crown Court was told.

A ‘large sum of money’ was discovered as well as mobile phones, scales and a CS gas cannister, said Paul Stimson, prosecuting.

A more thorough search of the vehicle revealed cocaine in the centre console. Further drugs were found in a search of their home.

Also found was a dealer’s list, with £6,500 owed by customers, said Mr Stimson. Messages had been left on the men’s phones.

The overall value of the cannabis found was £720 and the cocaine £600.

James Pedley pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to supply and having the CS gas, while his brother admitted having cannabis with intent.

In mitigation it was said James Pedley was in considerable debt with rent and bills following the end of a four-year relationship. There had been no lavish lifestyle.

He was hardworking and living with his mother,

The court was told his younger brother was dealing to a small group of friends to fund his cannabis habit.

The Recorder of Nottingham, Judge Michael Stokes, said James Pedley was dealing larger amounts than low-level dealers, but had no previous convictions for drug offences.