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Community service for man caught selling cannabis

Phone data catches out 22-year-old

A Douglas man has been ordered to carry out 100 hours of community service after his mobile phone data proved he was selling cannabis.

Daniel Joseph Cachia, of Willaston Crescent, was also handed a two-year probation order during sentencing at Douglas Courthouse.

The 22-year-old admitted being unlawfully concerned in the supply of cannabis between 22 and 25 August; officers had raided his home and found cash, weighing scales and cannabis.

Analysis of his phone showed he’d made arrangements to meet others to sell the drug.

Cachia also admitted possessing the class B drug on 20 December 2021 – on this day police seized 30 grams of cannabis, from his home, with a street value of £612.

Cachia’s advocate told the court: “This is someone who is still a young man. He’s not unintelligent. Unfortunately he still has these drug misuse issues.”

High Bailiff Jayne Hughes ordered forfeiture and destruction of the cannabis and instructed Cachia to pay prosecution costs of £125.  

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