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Burton dealer lands a suspended term

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 16, 2014

By Peter Richardson

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A BURTON drug pusher twice caught peddling the designer drug MKat escaped with a suspended jail sentence.

Police first arrested Denesh Daji after he was stopped and searched at the entrance to a nightclub in the town in December last year.

Three weeks later, officers executed a search warrant at his home and found more MKat and mobile phones containing drug-dealing text messages, Stafford crown court heard.

Daji, 25, of South Broadway Street, Burton, who admitted two charges of possessing drugs with intent to supply was given an 18 month prison sentence suspended for two years and ordered to do 100 hours unpaid community work.

Recorder Mr Richard Burns told him: "You got involved in drugs as a way of making some money. Your role wasn't significant, I don't think you were a street dealer."

Heather Chamberlain, prosecuting, said, on December 19, Daji and a co-accused, who has since failed to attend court, were in a queue outside a night club in Burton town centre.

The pair were suspected of carrying drugs, and police were called.

Daji had a cigarette packet containing powder which turned out to be MKat.

His co-accused tried to walk off, but was stopped and found to have six bags of the drug.

In a subsequent search of Daji's house, police found 12 'deals' of cannabis and more Mkat, worth £330.

Graham Russell, defending, said: "This defendant is what's been described as a 'user-dealer'. This defendant was using significant quantities of cannabis and MKat."

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