De4aler is jailed

A DEFIANT Retford drug dealer has been jailed after being caught with cocaine the day after he had been dealt with by a court.

A DEFIANT Retford drug dealer has been jailed after being caught with cocaine the day after he had been dealt with by a court.

Craig Kelly, of Poplar Street, faces two-and-a-half years behind bars after police raided his home and found him with cocaine and cannabis resin.

A judge also ordered the confiscation of 500 found at the 27-year-old's home.

"You are part of this chain of nastiness that is the drugs scene," Judge Tony Mitchell told him at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday.

On 10th September last year, Kelly was sentenced to 12 months community rehabilitation at Worksop Magistrates Court for possession of cannabis within intent to supply and allowing his premises to be used for smoking the drug.

He also had some ecstasy.

The following day, police raided his home and found 60 worth of cocaine and about 50 worth of cannabis resin, said Richard Jones prosecuting.

A list of drug dealers was also found, along with digital electronic scales used for weighing drugs and the cash.

Kelly said he was financing his own habit and pleaded guilty to possession of the Class A and B drugs within intent to supply.

"Without drugs he is a decent hardworking young man," said his barrister Michael Evans.

"This is the first time he has been in custody. He has undergone voluntary drug testing and has rid himself of this dreadful addiction."