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A MAN supplied drugs so he could go to college, the Birmingham stipendiary magistrate, Mr. J. F, Milward, heard today.

John Dews, 29, of Car-lisle Road, Edgbaston. had admitted at a previous hearing possessing canna-bis, and two offences of possessing drugs with in-tent to supply. He had been remanded until today for reports.

Mr, Christopher Carney-Smith, for Dews, said thai a substantial amount of drugs had been found at his flat.

"It is equally clear that the reason there was such a quantity was thai this man had bought them in order to finance his education at Bournvilte College."

Place Dews, had had a number of nervous breakdowns and over a number of years he never settled down.

He tden decided thai un-less ha was going to drift along in Life he would have to start studying.

Mr. Carney-Smiih (old the court thai since attending Bournville College Dews had been offered a place at Keele University, which he was to take up tomorrow.

Sentencing Dews to six months' imprisonment on each charge, to run concu-rently, and suspended for two years, the Stipendiary told 'him he was a man of intelligence and education.

"It is clear from the re-ports that you knew per-fectly well vhal you were clomp. You were dealing in drugs and doins it for your advantage."

Dews had let! a chequered life, and it was lo his credit that he had decided to go to university.
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Date:Aug 25, 2007
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