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Majority of Jurats believe all of hidden drugs were for supply

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A DEALER intended to sell all the Class B drug that was found during a search of his bedroom, the Royal Court decided yesterday.

A DEALER intended to sell all the Class B drug that was found during a search of his bedroom, the Royal Court decided yesterday.

Richard Smith, 25, had admitted intending to supply one gram of JWH18 that was found in a sock, but denied he intended to do the same with 1.2 grams that was found in the pocket of a pair of jeans and a total of 13.5 grams that were found in 14 bags in a torch.

The prosecution contended that Smith had intended to supply all of the drugs.

A Newton hearing was held to determine the facts. This is held when a defendant has admitted a charge, but disputes part of the prosecution's version of events because it could impact on any penalty.

After some 40 minutes of deliberation, the senior Jurat sitting, Susan Mowbray, said the court had decided that Smith intended to supply the drugs in the torch by a 7-2 majority and the drugs in the jeans by an 8-1 majority.

Smith's unconditional bail was extended until 10 January when he will be sentenced.

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