Mr Nawaz handed the judge, Recorder Peter Pimm, a sheaf of references from Butt's family and teachers.
"He is a bright, capable, pleasant, kind young man who is deeply remorseful. His case shows that no one is immune from the cancer in our society of drug dealing," Mr Nawaz said.Oh, so he's a poor drug addict who has turned to crime to feed his fam...
Butt, described in court yesterday as a bright and capable student, who is the son of a well-respected local businessman, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine on January 2 and dangerous driving the same day.
He further admitted supplying heroin and crack cocaine to Stephen Geoffrey Ellerton on July 1.And he didn't come quietly....
Prosecutor Allan Armbrister told the court that the first set of offences were detected when police on patrol saw a suspected street drug deal involving Butt, the sole occupant of a white Audi A3.
When approached, Butt put a package in his mouth and started to drink, Mr Armbrister said. When an officer smashed the car window and lent in to grab him, Butt reversed at speed, narrowly missing parked vehicles. After he was blocked in, Butt tried to climb out of the car window to escape. The drugs package he put in his mouth was recovered and he had £436 in cash on him. The drugs comprised 12 wraps of crack cocaine and fourteen wraps of heroin, the court heard.
Mr Armbrister said one officer sustained grazing to his arm, side and knee and his colleague suffered less serious grazing. While on bail, Butt was seen selling heroin and crack cocaine in the street to Stephen Ellerton. He was re-arrested and remanded in custody.Send him dow...
Recorder Pimm sentenced Butt to a total of 40 months in a young offender institution. He was banned from driving for 18 months.*sighs*