A teenage drug dealer was given a second chance by a judge at Brighton Crown Court today (Friday 21 April).
Mohammed Deghayes, 18, of Chadborn Close, Brighton, was sentenced for having MDMA, also known as ecstasy, with intent to supply.
The judge, George Lawson-Rogers, sentenced Deghayes to 44 weeks in a young offender institution, suspended for two years.
Mr Recorder Lawson-Rogers also ordered Deghayes to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work and to wear an electronic tag while obeying an overnight curfew – from 8pm to 6am – for six months.
The judge told Deghayes that he must carry out 28 days of rehabilitation activity and ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs, packaging and two mobile phones.
Deghayes must also forfeit £550 cash and pay a £30 victim surcharge.
The teenager pleaded guilty to having the ecstasy haul when he appeared before Judge Charles Kemp at Hove Crown Court on Tuesday 21 March.
He was arrested by Sussex Police after being caught with the class A drugs in Old Steine, Brighton, last September.