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Class A drug dealer spared jail after turning life around

Wolverhampton | News | Published:

A man who has transformed his life after a jail term has escaped another immediate sentence after admitting supplying class A drugs.

Police searched the house of Alexander Maltby, who then lived in Lichfield Street, Bilston, on March 6, 2012, the day before he was due to appear in court of a different possession charge.

Maltby, 25, now of Moor Lane, Shenstone, near Lichfield, was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, during which he turned his life around, Recorder Anthony Potter said. Recorder Potter gave him a 24 week sentence suspended for two years, and warned him the sentence served as a warning not to slip back into his old habits.

Ms Nazneen Sultan, prosecuting, said police executed a search warrant at his home in Bilston on and found mephadrone, known as MCAT, and cocaine.

She said: "Police found see through white bags, mobile phones and £480 in cash. They found 16 bags of a white substance that was mephadrone, oh which there was 9.64g, which had a total value of £320."

She said police also found 0.088g of cocaine which was worth between £40 and £50.

Ms Sultan added: "He had a minimal amount which he was sharing between friends."

Mr Philip Brunt, mitigating, said Maltby had made drastic changes to his life. He said: "It is extremely unlikely he will fall back into his old habits.

Maltby was also ordered to carry out 120 hours unpaid work and pay £600 costs.

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