Night club drug dealer jailed - Hatfield

01/07/2016

A drug dealer, who was stopped in Hatfield's Forum night club with ecstasy and cannabis, was jailed for 30 months today, Friday, 01 July 2016.

Hertfordshire University student Edward Dyer, aged 21, had the drugs hidden in his waistband and trousers when he was searched in the club at five to one in the morning.

Prosecutor Isabel Delamere told St Albans Crown Court today that when the police searched his home, two more bags of ecstasy and two small bags of cannabis were found, along with a mobile phone, scales and dealer bags. In all, there were 20 ecstasy tablets.

He told a probation officer he did it to get money.

Dyer, of Latchingdon Road, Cold Norton, Chelmsford, pleaded guilty to possessing a Class A with intent to supply and possessing a Class B drug with intent to supply on 10 December last year.

Defending, Benjamin Waidhofer said: "This is an Earth-shattering experience for him and his parents. They have been crushed by the proceedings and are embarrassed. Since this incident, he has been excluded from his studies, lives at home and stays indoors." Mr Waidhofer said Dyer was of previous good character. He said he is shy by nature and is remorseful and there is absolutely no way he would be involved in anything like this again. He said Dyer was a foot soldier, who had acted naively, and asked for a suspended sentence.

But Recorder Patrick Fields said Dyer had not been a "foot soldier" in drug dealing, but a "franchisee." He said the least sentence he could pass was 30 months jail.

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