Drug dealer caught with cannabis

David Skelly, 49, of Hilderthorpe Road, Bridlington,pleaded guilty to possesion of 132grams of cannabis with intent to supply.

David Skelly, 49, of Hilderthorpe Road, Bridlington,pleaded guilty to possesion of 132grams of cannabis with intent to supply.

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A drug dealer was caught red-handed with 132 grams of cannabis in his 4X4 parked in a layby off the A614 between Bridlington and Driffield.

David Skelly, 49, initially told police he was waiting for someone and did not want his wife to find out.

However, when police searched his Mitsubishi 4X4 the found the true reason for his stop. Inside a brown council bin they found a package containing 132 grams of cannabis and £440 in cash.

He also had a mobile telephone with messages on it relating to the sale of drugs on June 26.

Skelly of Hilderthorpe Road, Bridlington, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a controlled drug of glass B with intent to supply it to another in a hearing at Hull Crown Court (Monday November 2).

Defence barrister Paul Norton said: “This is in category C offence showing a significant roll. The court could be considering a custodial sentence. Mr Skelly has not been in trouble since 2004. My submission is that a pre-sentence report should be prepared.”

Recorder Caroline Wigin ordered Skelly to stand as she told him: “You have pleaded guilty today which qualifies you for the maximum discount on sentence. However, I must tell you that all sentencing options are open.”

Skelly was granted bail and must return for sentence on November 30.