A MAN who claimed he was coerced into selling drugs has been handed a community order.
Bradley Midwood, 19, appeared at Leeds Crown Court charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply drugs.
Midwood, of Market Street, Huddersfield, admitted possessing 24.7g of cannabis with a street value of £210 and 30g of methadone worth £453.
The court heard Midwood, who had no previous convictions, suffered from mental health problems and was ‘coerced’ into supplying drugs.
The offence came to light when police recovered drugs at a property on August 15 last year, along with weighing scales and glass jars.
Midwood admitted the offences after he was shown evidence from his mobile phone, which clearly showed communication relating to the supply of drugs.
He pleaded guilty at Kirklees Magistrates Court before the sentence yesterday at Leeds Crown.
Mr Recorder Gateshill told him he was ‘used by others’ because he was of ‘low level’ intelligence and suffered from mental health issues.
He gave him credit for his guilty pleaand sentenced him to a community order for 12 months of 150 hours unpaid work in the community with medium level supervision.