A DRUG addict who dealt to his friends to fund his own habit has been made to carry out unpaid work in the community.
David Murdison, of Southfield Avenue, Castle Bromwich, was caught with 11 bags of cannabis at his home address on May 5.
The 29-year-old pleaded guilty at Solihull Magistrates Court on Monday to possession with intent to supply a Class B drug.
Malcolm Stoddard, prosecuting, said: Eleven small bags of cannabis were found by police in a safe under the defendants bed with a pair of weighing scales and £100 in cash.
The defendant said the money came from his Giro rather than from any proceeds made from the sale of the drugs.
Murdison, a former heroin user, had previous convictions for cannabis possession.
In his defence, magistrates heard Murdison had beaten his heroin addiction but has been dealing to a small group of friends to fund his continued use of softer drugs.
He was handed a 12 month community order, told to carry out 100 hours unpaid work and to pay £85 costs.
Magistrates also ordered the forfeit and destruction of the drugs and equipment.