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Teenage drug dealer warned he could be jailed

PUBLISHED: 07:30 16 September 2020 | UPDATED: 14:32 16 September 2020

Ben Houghton, 19, of Bonsey Gardens, Wrentham, admitted possessing cannabis with intent to supply, Ipswich Crown Court heard  Picture: ARCHANT

Ben Houghton, 19, of Bonsey Gardens, Wrentham, admitted possessing cannabis with intent to supply, Ipswich Crown Court heard Picture: ARCHANT

A drug dealer who was in possession of cannabis worth £4,000 has been warned he could be jailed when he is sentenced next week.

Adjourning sentence on 19-year-old Ben Houghton, Judge Rupert Overbury said: “It may be immediate custody, it may not be. I’m not making any promises.”

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Houghton, of Bonsey Gardens, Wrentham, pleaded guilty at Ipswich Crown Court to possessing cannabis with intent to supply on March 7 last year.

He also admitted being concerned in the supply of cannabis between February 5 last year and March 8 last year.

Hugh Vass, prosecuting, said Houghton had been involved in street dealing and the value of the cannabis was around £4,000.

Houghton, who is on unconditional bail, will be sentenced on September 24.


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