Drug dealer jailed after stash found in bedroom
A drug dealer caught red-handed with a stash of cocaine and cannabis in his bedroom has been jailed for 16 months.
Belfast Recorder Judge David McFarland told 25-year-old Ardoyne man Ryan Patrick Martin Davey that given his guilty pleas he was prepared to reduce his sentence by one-third.
The Crown Court judge said while police had uncovered "various stashes" of drugs in Davey's Jamaica Street home, reports indicated positive aspects to his character, a clear record, no real evidence of an extravagant lifestyle, and that his dealing was used to fund his own habit.
Earlier, prosecutor Robin Steer said that the 340 grammes of cocaine, with a purity of between six and eight per cent, together with about 1.5 kilos of herbal cannabis and over £1,000 in cash, was uncovered during the planned police search on July 29, 2014.
Mr Steer said police also found two mobile phones, and an iPad indicating he was a street level dealer.
Davey later told police that while he used to be a dealer, he had stopped, and bought drugs in bulk for his own use.
Davey, who admitted possessing both cocaine and cannabis with intent to supply, will also serve 16 months on licence.