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Scaffolder found with £200 of drugs at nightspot
11:40am Monday 11th March 2013 in News
A MAN caught with amphetamines he was selling to colleagues on a Christmas night out has walked free from court.
Scaffolder Justin Blackmore had almost £200 worth of the drug on him when he was spotted by bouncers at an Old Town nightspot. The 30-year-old insisted the £225 he had in his pocket was not from selling drugs but money to buy bikes for his children.
Tessa Hingston, prosecuting, told Swindon Crown Court security were suspicious about his behaviour on December 21.
Police were alerted and when they searched him he had four bags of amphetamine but he told them some was for his workmates.
He would buy four bags for £60 and sell three of them at £20 each and then either use the fourth himself or sell it on as well.
Blackmore, of Naunton Road, Walcot, pleaded guilty to possessing drugs with intent to supply.
Judge Douglas Field ordered him to do 120 hours of unpaid work ordered him to forfeit the £225.