A man was found with a gas-powered gun, cannabis and £9,000 cash in bags after he was spotted getting into a car by police.
Jamie Cunningham was seen getting into a Vauxhall Astra after leaving a house belonging to a 'Mr Holden' in Blackburn that drugs officers were keeping a close eye on.Whoops!
Isobel Thomas, defending, said her client had a lesser role in the overall operation. She said her client had mental health problems and described himself as an 'emotional wreck'.
She said: "The main thing that keeps him going is his four-year-old daughter, she lives in Ireland, she spends time with him in the holidays.
"He does not go out much or see many people, he lives fairly isolated existence."Really? I wonder wh...
Ah! Clearly, the one person he does see a lot of is the local tattooist!
Recorder Killeen said: "You took the bag away for him (Mr Holden), intending to make sure any police did not get it.
"There was no evidence of drug texting on your phone, no evidence to say you were dealing.
"I have taken the view that there is significant mitigation and a serious prospect of rehabilitation."You've got to be kidding!