Drug dealer facing jail

Drug dealer Luke Wilson appeares at Hull Court and pleaded guilty to a two-year campaign of supplying class B drugs.
Drug dealer Luke Wilson appeares at Hull Court and pleaded guilty to a two-year campaign of supplying class B drugs.

THE family of a Driffield drug dealer wept in court as he was told he is facing a prison term for dealing in high-strength skunk cannabis.

Luke Wilson, 22, of Victoria Road, told police he had been selling the class B drug for nearly two years when they interviewed him after finding cannabis at his home.

Police were called to Wilson’s house for a domestic dispute, but soon became suspicious about his use of cannabis.

A search revealed 16.6grams of skunk cannabis in the property.

Wilson stood in the dock of court one at Hull Crown Court on Monday and pleaded guilty to one charge of possession of the controlled drug with intent to supply on December 7 2011.

He also admitted a charge of supplying cannabis to others between January 1 2010 and December 7 2011.

At this point a female member of his family sat in the public gallery wept loudly and did not stop.

Wilson, dressed in a black suit and blue tie, denied a charge of converting criminal property during the same two-year period.

Crown barrister Jharna Jobes said the pleas were acceptable.

His defence barrister Anil Murray accepted that Wilson had a conviction in 2005 for robbery, when he was given a referral order, and a police caution for possession of drugs in 2011.

He said, because of his age, he would benefit from a pre-sentence report on his background, complied by the Humberside probation service.

Judge Mark Bury told Wilson: “Given your guilty plea to these offences, you should expect a custodial sentence. All sentencing options are open.”

Wilson was allowed to walk free on bail, but must return to Hull Crown Court on October 13 for sentence.