Portsmouth student admits to dealing in illegal drugs

Dispersal order imposed by police in North End after youth anti-social behaviour

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A STUDENT caught dealing cannabis has been ordered to do unpaid work.

Adrian Cassell, 19, who has no previous convictions, was caught after being stopped by police.

During a search officers found five small bags of cannabis on him with a street value of £70.

When police later searched the room in halls of residence where he then lived, they found another small bag of cannabis and three small bags of ecstasy.

Officers seized £1,500 cash and mobile phones. They found text messages indicating that Cassell was involved in supplying drugs, Portsmouth Crown Court heard.

Cassell, of White Swan Road, Portsmouth, admitted one count of possessing a class B drug with intent and one count of possessing a class A drug on November 27 2012.

He was ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work and must pay £350 in court costs.

An order was made for the drugs to be forfeited and destroyed under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. The cash was also forfeited.

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