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“Classic street dealer” arrested in possession of cannabis after police stop

A SHIPLEY man stopped by police was found to have a plastic container of drugs in his car, a court has heard.

Joshua Tate appeared at Bradford Crown Court charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs dating back to 2021 and 2022.

Prosecutor Eorrann O’Connor, who described Tate, 32, as “a classic street dealer”, said his car was seized from the roadside in Shipley on August 7, 2021 and searched by police who found a bathtub containing bags. of cannabis.

They also discovered scales, airtight plastic bags, a disk containing white powder and a baseball bat.

On May 19, 2022, in Bradford, Tate’s vehicle was stopped again and inside officers found two bags containing cannabis, two mobile phones and £300 in cash.

Tate, of Central Avenue, later pleaded guilty to two charges of possession with intent to supply cannabis.

Mr Recorder Dafydd Enoch KC sentenced Tate to nine months’ imprisonment suspended for two years on each count, to run concurrently, and ordered him to undertake 20 days of rehabilitation activities.

He also ordered the confiscation and destruction of the drugs and associated paraphernalia.