Trowbridge man in court over cannabis dealing

This Is Wiltshire: Trowbridge man in court over cannabis dealing Trowbridge man in court over cannabis dealing

A man who turned to dealing in cannabis as he struggled to cope with his emotional problems has been spared a jail term.

Adrian Chivers sold the drugs to friends to subsidise his own heavy use of cannabis as well as cocaine.

But after hearing the 28-year-old had mental health problems and lived an isolated life a judge at Swindon Crown Court imposed a community order yesterday.

Police raided his home on Wednesday, July 31 with a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act and found just under 200 grams of the drug, much of it already divided up into deals for selling on as well as just under three grams of exceptionally pure cocaine, making the total value of drugs as much as £1,873.

Officers also seized £315.61 in cash, scales, a cannabis grinder and numerous empty snap seal bags.

Chivers, of Mill Street, Trowbridge, pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis with intent to supply and possession of cocaine.

Judge Douglas Field imposed an 18-month supervision order with a six-month drug rehabilitation requirement and ordered the forfeiture of the drugs and money. He must also pay a £60 victim surcharge.

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4:13pm Wed 18 Dec 13

CVF420 says...

Cannabis is safer for adults to consume than both alcohol and tobacco, yet our police force is still expected to waste hundreds of hours dealing with this substance... Why? The smartest policy our government could implement in regards to cannabis, is one of legal regulation. This would save our police and courts both valuable time and money, and also create thousands of legal, taxable jobs which will majorly boost the UK economy.

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Cannabis is safer for adults to consume than both alcohol and tobacco, yet our police force is still expected to waste hundreds of hours dealing with this substance... Why? The smartest policy our government could implement in regards to cannabis, is one of legal regulation. This would save our police and courts both valuable time and money, and also create thousands of legal, taxable jobs which will majorly boost the UK economy. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team facebook.com/cvf420 CVF420

7:24am Thu 19 Dec 13

Dr Martin says...

Given the choose would stoners buy something taxed or tax free?
Given the choose would stoners buy something taxed or tax free? Dr Martin

9:21am Thu 19 Dec 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

Dr Martin wrote:
Given the choose would stoners buy something taxed or tax free?
Given the choice would you buy anything taxed or tax free?
[quote][p][bold]Dr Martin[/bold] wrote: Given the choose would stoners buy something taxed or tax free?[/p][/quote]Given the choice would you buy anything taxed or tax free? Mrs Donnyfly

10:04am Thu 19 Dec 13

Dr Martin says...

Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
Dr Martin wrote:
Given the choose would stoners buy something taxed or tax free?
Given the choice would you buy anything taxed or tax free?
I think we would all prefer to buy something without paying the tax, I was trying to impress the fact why legislation of cannabis wouldn't work
[quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dr Martin[/bold] wrote: Given the choose would stoners buy something taxed or tax free?[/p][/quote]Given the choice would you buy anything taxed or tax free?[/p][/quote]I think we would all prefer to buy something without paying the tax, I was trying to impress the fact why legislation of cannabis wouldn't work Dr Martin

11:03am Thu 19 Dec 13

malcolmkyle says...

Dr Martin wrote:
Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
Dr Martin wrote:
Given the choose would stoners buy something taxed or tax free?
Given the choice would you buy anything taxed or tax free?
I think we would all prefer to buy something without paying the tax, I was trying to impress the fact why legislation of cannabis wouldn't work
" I was trying to impress the fact why legislation of alcohol or tobacco wouldn't work"

Fixed!

The regulations concerning alcohol and tobacco are there to protect us from the vast increase in criminality that would otherwise exist were these substances to be prohibited.
How come you don't understand what's staring you in the face?
[quote][p][bold]Dr Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dr Martin[/bold] wrote: Given the choose would stoners buy something taxed or tax free?[/p][/quote]Given the choice would you buy anything taxed or tax free?[/p][/quote]I think we would all prefer to buy something without paying the tax, I was trying to impress the fact why legislation of cannabis wouldn't work[/p][/quote]" I was trying to impress the fact why legislation of alcohol or tobacco wouldn't work" Fixed! The regulations concerning alcohol and tobacco are there to protect us from the vast increase in criminality that would otherwise exist were these substances to be prohibited. How come you don't understand what's staring you in the face? malcolmkyle

12:13pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Dr Martin says...

I said Cannabis not alcohol and tobacco

Do you think that the regulations regarding alcohol and tobacco protect consumers from criminality?
I said Cannabis not alcohol and tobacco Do you think that the regulations regarding alcohol and tobacco protect consumers from criminality? Dr Martin

2:46pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

Dr Martin wrote:
I said Cannabis not alcohol and tobacco

Do you think that the regulations regarding alcohol and tobacco protect consumers from criminality?
Not only do you not understand what's staring you in the face, you don't understand irony either.

The regulations regarding alcohol and tobacco are in place to stop unscrupulous people from selling any sort of concoction and putting a fake label on it. Consumers know what they are getting and the sellers have had to jump through all manner of hoops to be licensed - which, because of the law at the moment does not apply to those who sell certain drugs that the pharmaceutical companies pay politicians to keep illegal under the guise of them being bad.
[quote][p][bold]Dr Martin[/bold] wrote: I said Cannabis not alcohol and tobacco Do you think that the regulations regarding alcohol and tobacco protect consumers from criminality?[/p][/quote]Not only do you not understand what's staring you in the face, you don't understand irony either. The regulations regarding alcohol and tobacco are in place to stop unscrupulous people from selling any sort of concoction and putting a fake label on it. Consumers know what they are getting and the sellers have had to jump through all manner of hoops to be licensed - which, because of the law at the moment does not apply to those who sell certain drugs that the pharmaceutical companies pay politicians to keep illegal under the guise of them being bad. Mrs Donnyfly

3:42pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Dr Martin says...

I do struggle when the pro –pot lobby try to confuse.
But do those regulations work? I mean do they stop alcoholics getting hold of too much alcohol?; do they stop the kids getting hold of either? And how about illegal alcohol and tobacco (untaxed) do the regulations stop them as well?
Your final statement is probably libellous, so good luck with that
I do struggle when the pro –pot lobby try to confuse. But do those regulations work? I mean do they stop alcoholics getting hold of too much alcohol?; do they stop the kids getting hold of either? And how about illegal alcohol and tobacco (untaxed) do the regulations stop them as well? Your final statement is probably libellous, so good luck with that Dr Martin

4:33pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

I'm not necessarily pro pot, but I am pro personal liberty. For the state to command what I can or cannot put into my own body - especially something that grows naturally - is tantamount to slavery.
I'm not necessarily pro pot, but I am pro personal liberty. For the state to command what I can or cannot put into my own body - especially something that grows naturally - is tantamount to slavery. Mrs Donnyfly

9:06pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Dr Martin says...

I suppose if you feel your life is lacking and want to take illicit, mind altering drugs, I don't think anything I say will change your mind.
But they are illicit for a reason and the majority of the people would agree with their illegality, I do wish 2 -3 million stoners will stop trying to justify smoking their righteous herb on the rest of us
I suppose if you feel your life is lacking and want to take illicit, mind altering drugs, I don't think anything I say will change your mind. But they are illicit for a reason and the majority of the people would agree with their illegality, I do wish 2 -3 million stoners will stop trying to justify smoking their righteous herb on the rest of us Dr Martin

12:32pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

Dr Martin wrote:
I suppose if you feel your life is lacking and want to take illicit, mind altering drugs, I don't think anything I say will change your mind.
But they are illicit for a reason and the majority of the people would agree with their illegality, I do wish 2 -3 million stoners will stop trying to justify smoking their righteous herb on the rest of us
Classing cannabis as a mind altering drug just demonstrates the ignorance you have of the subject you are attempting to argue on.

Cannabis is no more mind altering than alcohol, nicotine, caffeine or even lavender.
[quote][p][bold]Dr Martin[/bold] wrote: I suppose if you feel your life is lacking and want to take illicit, mind altering drugs, I don't think anything I say will change your mind. But they are illicit for a reason and the majority of the people would agree with their illegality, I do wish 2 -3 million stoners will stop trying to justify smoking their righteous herb on the rest of us[/p][/quote]Classing cannabis as a mind altering drug just demonstrates the ignorance you have of the subject you are attempting to argue on. Cannabis is no more mind altering than alcohol, nicotine, caffeine or even lavender. Mrs Donnyfly

12:40pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Dr Martin says...

Oh Dear , so you don't think cannabis is psychoactive?
Why do you smoke it then?
Oh Dear , so you don't think cannabis is psychoactive? Why do you smoke it then? Dr Martin

12:06am Sat 21 Dec 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

Dr Martin wrote:
Oh Dear , so you don't think cannabis is psychoactive?
Why do you smoke it then?
Er... I don't think I have said that I smoke it. I must admit I had a psychoactive drug five minutes ago when I had a cup of coffee - I wonder if the police are going to beat my door down and criminalise me for that? Best not mention the ibuprofen I had earlier, even though that can be classed as a psychoactive drug - wouldn't want to get Boots into trouble for dealing.
[quote][p][bold]Dr Martin[/bold] wrote: Oh Dear , so you don't think cannabis is psychoactive? Why do you smoke it then?[/p][/quote]Er... I don't think I have said that I smoke it. I must admit I had a psychoactive drug five minutes ago when I had a cup of coffee - I wonder if the police are going to beat my door down and criminalise me for that? Best not mention the ibuprofen I had earlier, even though that can be classed as a psychoactive drug - wouldn't want to get Boots into trouble for dealing. Mrs Donnyfly

8:23am Sun 22 Dec 13

Dr Martin says...

I don't believe the mind altering qualities of caffeine and ibuprofen are as strong as cannabis.
I don't believe the mind altering qualities of caffeine and ibuprofen are as strong as cannabis. Dr Martin

12:30am Tue 24 Dec 13

Dr Martin says...

malcolmkyle wrote:
Dr Martin wrote:
Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
Dr Martin wrote:
Given the choose would stoners buy something taxed or tax free?
Given the choice would you buy anything taxed or tax free?
I think we would all prefer to buy something without paying the tax, I was trying to impress the fact why legislation of cannabis wouldn't work
" I was trying to impress the fact why legislation of alcohol or tobacco wouldn't work"

Fixed!

The regulations concerning alcohol and tobacco are there to protect us from the vast increase in criminality that would otherwise exist were these substances to be prohibited.
How come you don't understand what's staring you in the face?
I said Cannabis not alcohol and tobacco

Do you think that the regulations regarding alcohol and tobacco protect consumers from criminality?
[quote][p][bold]malcolmkyle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dr Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dr Martin[/bold] wrote: Given the choose would stoners buy something taxed or tax free?[/p][/quote]Given the choice would you buy anything taxed or tax free?[/p][/quote]I think we would all prefer to buy something without paying the tax, I was trying to impress the fact why legislation of cannabis wouldn't work[/p][/quote]" I was trying to impress the fact why legislation of alcohol or tobacco wouldn't work" Fixed! The regulations concerning alcohol and tobacco are there to protect us from the vast increase in criminality that would otherwise exist were these substances to be prohibited. How come you don't understand what's staring you in the face?[/p][/quote]I said Cannabis not alcohol and tobacco Do you think that the regulations regarding alcohol and tobacco protect consumers from criminality? Dr Martin

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