Sunday, 28 June 2009

Welwyn Garden City -- lunatic drugs conviction

This is truly ridiculous...
A 20-year-old university student has been sentenced to eight months in a young offenders institution for supplying cannabis to his circle of friends.

Matthew Jubb, 20, who was due to begin a course at Hertfordshire University, admitted dealing what was then a class C drug, after cannabis and other drug dealing paraphernalia was found at his parents' home.

This is unbelievable. It is a complete waste of a prison space. But it gets worse -- this is what the judge said...
The courts take a dim view of dealing cannabis and I am satisfied despite the mitigation that your offence is so serious that neither a fine or community order is justifiable.

What planet are we living on? This guy's life has been ruined for what? Has he shot anyone, has he caused anyone any harm? No. He has sold something to people that wanted it.

So what is "so serious" about that? Nothing.

We really need to grow up about drugs in this country. We're never going to stop people taking them. And this sort of thing is just damaging the lives of people for no reason at all.

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