A TEENAGER caught dealing heroin and crack cocaine been spared jail.
Izak Bennett-Anderson, 19, was found at a home in Victoria Road North, Portsmouth, on December 13 last year.
In a method known as ‘cuckooing’, a drug dealer bases himself in the home of an addict. Mattthew Lawson, prosecuting, said it was a ‘classic cuckooing case.’ He said: ‘The property belongs to a local person known to be a class A user.’
Drugs worth £690 on the street were found in £10 deals.
At Portsmouth Crown Court Mr Lawson said: ‘The defendant is a runner acting under instruction for a financial reward.’
The defendant, of Rosenthal Road, Lewisham, has no previous convictions. He is studying at university.
He admitted two charges of possessing class A with intent to supply and having criminal property – £530 found on him.
Recorder Rufus Taylor imposed a two-year sentence for the drugs and six months concurrent for the cash. All were suspended for two years.
He must pay £400 costs, do 35 rehabilitation days and 200 hours unpaid work.