Kirkby man caught with drugs is given a suspended sentence

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A Kirkby man caught with drugs worth over £1,000 in a police raid on his home, has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Scott Flint (21) admitted possession with intent to supply but a judge heard he was of previous good character and had beaten his own drug habit.

Officers with a warrant went to the home he shared with his grandmother and girlfriend on 28th September last year, said Tina Dempster, prosecuting.

The police found drugs in his jacket in his bedroom. He had 72 grammes of amphetamines and a smaller amount of another class B drug, m-cat. He also admitted simple possession of a class C drug.

In mitigation it was said Flint, of Rowan Drive, was only 11 when he fell into the grip of alcohol and drug use. Last year he had been selling to friends to fund his own habit.

But he had effectively undertaken a ‘home detox’ and was now clean.

He had six GCSEs and had held down a job for six months until suffering a serious ankle fracture.

Judge John Milmo told him: ‘There is no point in sending you away immediately. You have shown you have sorted yourself out.’

The sentence was six months suspended for 12 months.