Bags of cocaine found in home

A MAN who was found with £840 worth of cocaine in his house has appeared before a crown court judge.

But Daniel Gladwin, 28, avoided going to prison after receiving a 12-month suspended sentence.

Gladwin, of Illingworth Road, Illingworth, Halifax, was arrested by police in October last year.

They found 21 bags of cocaine at 7 per cent purity, weighing 15.61 grams. They also found £105 in cash, several mobile phones and a small quantity of class C drugs.

Malcolm Knowles, defending, said Gladwin had now stopped using drugs.

He told the court: “He bought the drugs for one price and sold them for another price in order to fund his own habit.

“He only sold the drugs to people he knew and wasn’t interested in making a profit.”

Judge Jonathan Durham Hall told Gladwin: “You’ve stopped using drugs now which is an achievement. I should send you to prison for two or three years, but I think I can deal with you through a suspended sentence order.

Gladwin’s 12-month sentence was suspended for two years and he must do 200 hours of unpaid work.

He will also be the subject of a curfew between 9pm and 6am for four months.