Waterlooville teenager drug dealer given a chance to go straight

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A JUDGE has adjourned the sentencing of a teenage drug dealer to give him the chance to go straight.

Police found 80 grams of skunk cannabis when they raided Adam Mullett’s family home in Hemsley Walk, Waterlooville.

The 18-year-old, who lives with his parents, has pleaded guilty to possession of a class B drug with intent to supply. Portsmouth Crown Court heard the cannabis seized was worth £800 and Mullett had earned £500 a month selling the drug.

Jehad Mustafa, defending, said: ‘He is extremely sorry to the court and his family for what he has done. He wants to turn over a new leaf.’

Deputy Circuit Judge Patrick Hooton adjourned Mullett’s sentencing for six months to give him chance to show he can behave.

The judge said: ‘It does seem that he is making a genuine attempt to turn things around.

‘Anything like this again and it’s down the steps.

‘You are very lucky. I think there’s an off-chance that you really have tried to change things around.

‘If you do sort yourself out, get a job, save up some money and stay out of trouble in the next six months I will see you back here in six months.’

Mullett will be sentenced in December.