The first rule of drug dealing club: don’t take incriminating selfies of yourself with the drugs you are about to deal and share them with your friends.
Unfortunately for him, Richard Edmunds failed to adhere to this basic rule, and has subsequently paid the price for his stupidity.
The police got hold of a photo of him giving a thumbs up in front of a huge crop of cannabis plants after the selfie was shared between his friends’ phones.
Officers turned up at his house in South Molton, Devon, where they found two bedrooms converted into small-scale cannabis factories, leading them to arrest Edmunds and his housemate Joshua Langmead.
The two 25-year-olds pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to supply at Exeter Crown Court, Edmunds was given a 20 month jail sentence, suspended for two years, and 200 hours unpaid community work.
Langmead was jailed for eight months, suspended for one year, and given 160 hours work for his involvement.