Dealer 'wasn't very good'

Last updated 05:00 06/11/2013

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A self-proclaimed Timaru drug dealer's career was shortlived after his confession to police.

When police stopped Nathan Daniel Bloomfield, 20, he admitted two tinnies (about one gram), cannabis (two grams) and $290 cash found in a car were his - and that he had "just started dealing and wasn't very good at it", defence lawyer Christie O'Driscoll told the Timaru District Court yesterday.

Bloomfield's confession led to a charge of possession of cannabis for sale.

While a term of imprisonment was a starting point for sentence, Judge Joanna Maze took into account the small amount of drugs found and its limited commercial aspect.

She sentenced Bloomfield to 100 hours' community work, six months' community detention and six months' supervision.

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- The Timaru Herald

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