A MAN on trial for drugs offences has protested his innocence at Leeds Crown Court.
Samuel Hillaire, 39, is charged with possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply.
The drugs were found at his home in Dirker Avenue, Marsden, and at a house he rented in Elizabeth Street in Agbrigg, Wakefield, during police raids on February 11 last year.
He told a jury yesterday he had had nothing to do with drug dealing following his release from prison in 2001.
Hillaire was jailed in 1997 after pleading guilty to possessing 229 Ecstasy tablets, amphetamine and cannabis with intent to supply.
The drugs were found hidden in chairs, under floorboards and in the cellar at his then home in Winget Avenue, Cowlersley.
Yesterday he said: "Prison is a terrifying. I have made silly mistakes.
"I have done my time and I'm not going to make the same mistakes again."
Hillaire said he knew nothing about drugs in a car he had lent to two other people.
He also said he knew nothing about drugs in his kitchen bin at Marsden or how traces of heroin had got on to two of his mobile phones.
Hillaire explained some of the text messages from his mobile phones, saying B stood for black - a word for cannabis - W for weed, also cannabis, ``smells" stood for skunk cannabis and ``2 ts" meant two tenners' worth.
He said the figures were a log of his drug consumption, to help him monitor his health.
Prosecutor Michelle Colborne said B stood for heroin, but Hillaire denied it.
The trial continues.