No jail for cop sting dealer

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A YOUNG man who repeatedly supplied cannabis to under-cover police has walked free from court.

A court heard that Andrew Blaylock handed over cannabis deals to two officers or was driving the car from which the drugs were supplied.

And on a later date police raided his Skelmersdale home and found he had two cannabis plants and nine small bags of the drug, said Stuart Mills, prosecuting.

But a Liverpool Crown Court judge agreed to suspend a 12-month jail sentence for a year after hearing how Blaylock has since turned his life around.

The 26-year-old father of two from Abbeywood was also ordered to carry out 300 hours’ unpaid work and £826 cash found when his home was raided was confiscated.

He had pleaded guilty to 15 charges involving 11 offences of supplying cannabis and four of being concerned in supplying between October 27 and December 30, 2010. He had two offences involving producing cannabis and being concerned in supplying taken into consideration.

Simon Berkson, defending, said that Blaylock had not been a main player in the drugs supply organisation and was no longer addicted to drugs.