Teenager sentenced for supplying drugs

A teenager has been given a suspended prison sentence and a curfew for supplying ecstasy and cannabis.

Friday, 18th September 2015, 11:48 am
Thames Valley Police

Sean Stuchbury, of Hare Close, Buckingham, was given a 15-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, for the ecstacy offence, with a curfew on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

He was also given a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, for the cannabis offence, which runs concurrently.

One count of acquiring and possessing criminal property in relation to £980 cash found in Stuchbury’s possession was withdrawn.

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Stuchbury signed a disclaimer for the £980, accepting it was from drugs, and forfeited it under Section 143 of the Misuse of Drugs Act.

The 18-year-old was also fined a victim surcharge of £100 and £275 prosecution costs and ordered to undertake 150 hours of unpaid work.

The offences took place in Buckingham between March 17 and April 17 this year.

He was arrested on April 18 2015 as part of Operation Awareness, and charged on July 29.

Investigating officer PC Gary Ratcliffe from Wing police station said: “This is a result of a zero tolerance drugs police operation by the Buckingham district neighbourhood team.

“I hope this serves as a reminder to anyone connected with the supply of drugs in the town that you will be caught, prosecuted, convicted and sentenced for such crime.”