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New Forest teen sent to prison after being caught trying to import drugs from US

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Thomas Dickie
Thomas Dickie

A TEENAGE drug dealer from Pennington has been jailed after he was caught trying to import cannabis from the US.

Thomas Dickie (18), of The Square, was sentenced to 30 months in prison after he admitted a number of offences at Southampton Crown Court.

His activity was discovered when UK Border Force officers seized a haul of cannabis he was trying to bring into the country.

The “large quantity” of class B drug cannabis was intercepted on 23rd May last year, leading police to obtain a warrant to search the defendant’s home, the court was told.

There they found a cannabis, cash and a number of mobile phones, which they forensically examined and obtained evidence linking Dickie to drug-dealing.

In court Dickie pleaded guilty to two counts of importing a controlled class B drug and one of possession with intent to supply a class B drug.

He also admitted two matters of being concerned in the supply of a class B drug, possessing a class C drug and receiving stolen goods.

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