Lincoln Crown Court

Spalding drug dealer avoids jail

A drug dealer was arrested after police stopped a car and found a stash of drugs inside, Lincoln Crown Court was told today (Friday, January 22).

Terry Parbury was a front seat passenger in the vehicle which drove away from the scene of an alleged assault in Hampton Close, Spalding.

Ian Way, prosecuting, told the court “The defendant was observed to be edgy. He got out of the car and tried to leave the scene.”

The vehicle was searched and initially officers found a quantity of cannabis and £150 cash.

Mr Way said “A backpack was found on the rear passenger seat. It contained a quantity of cannabis leaf and a tub containing a white powder.

“There was also a book containing three pages of names and figures suggesting it was a dealer list. There was also a further £100 in £20 notes, some coins, a set of electronic scales and a number of plastic bags.”

The white powder in the tub was analysed and found to contain amphetamine.

“A mobile phone was recovered from the car which the defendant said was his. The phone was investigated. That revealed numerous messages between August 2018 and the date of arrest which were indicative of the user being involved in the supply of cannabis and having received requests for amphetamine.”

The court was told that Parbury had 27 previous convictions for a total of 55 offences including two convictions for drugs supply offences.

Parbury, 35, of St Anne’s Way, Spalding, admitted charges of possession of both cannabis and amphetamine with intent to supply as a result of being stopped on November 13 2018.

He was given a 14-month jail sentence suspended for 18 months with a 15 days rehabilitation activity requirement and a nine-month drug rehabilitation requirement.

The £264.12p cash found inside and the drugs were ordered to be forfeited.

Neil Sands, in mitigation, said that Parbury is already under a suspended jail sentence for a driving offence and has been making progress.

“He has not committed a single offence for two years of any nature. It is clear that the suspended sentence he is currently on has had a notable impact. He tells me he is now clean of drugs. His last use of street drugs was in October of last year.”

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