Cannabis dealer jailed
2:02pm Friday 16th August 2013 in News
A St Dogmaels man “devoted” to cannabis has been jailed for two years after a judge heard how he continued to sell the drug even after he had been arrested.
Malcolm Jason Truslove, 23, had so many customers he could get rid of large quantities of cannabis in less than 24 hours.
Swansea crown court heard that police had only to stop people leaving his home in Maeshyfryd and search them to know that he was still dealing.
Truslove admitted four offences of possessing and dealing in cannabis.
His own barrister, Ian Ibrahim, told the court that Truslove had been so affected by cannabis that it had been virtually impossible to take instructions from him.
“He’s incoherent. He’s been smoking large amounts of cannabis for a long time,” he added.
Mr Ibrahim said until the age of 18 Truslove, then a labourer, had had no involvement with drugs. But a friend gave him a reefer to smoke and soon he was spending £100 a week on cannabis.
After a while “his so called friends” would call round because they knew he always had cannabis and then “friends of friends” started showing up.
“Now, he has nothing. No job, no money, no possessions,” added Mr Ibrahim.
Judge Huw Davies said Truslove had dealt in as much cannabis as he could get hold of for at least a year.
“You were dealing virtually daily and making a thousand pounds a month,” said the judge.
Even after his first arrest, after which he was granted bail, police were still able to intercept cannabis buyers leaving his home.
Judge Davies said an examination of Truslove’s mobile telephone showed the true extent of his drug dealing and his “devotion” to cannabis.