Moaning drug dealer faces jail for selling cannabis in Plymouth



Moaning drug dealer faces jail for selling cannabis in Plymouth


Homeless Jai Templeman, aged 43, has been busy complaining since his arrest last year


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Two drug dealers have been told they could face jail for supplying cannabis.

Father-of-three Jai Templeman, aged 43, and 30-year-old James Mitchell Smith have admitted stockpiling and selling the drug.

Templeman has previously moaned to Plymouth Live about his plight as a homeless man – without mentioning he had been dealing cannabis.

The former tree surgeon complained about the state of the accommodation provided by a charity months after his arrest.

Templeman, now living with his sister in Taunton, and Smith, of Bowley Regis in the West Midlands, pleaded guilty to possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply back on April 21 last year.


Jai Templeman fell on hard times in December 2017 after the breakdown of a relationship

Michael Brown, for the Crown Prosecution Service, told Plymouth Crown Court said that Smith had claimed he had been “warehousing” the drug – keeping it on behalf of a dealer.

He added that Templeman said he was street dealer and courier.

Michael Green, for Smith, said his client was a man of good character.

Francesca Whebell, for Templeman, added that he had a “number of health conditions”.


Judge James Townsend released both men on unconditional bail to be sentenced on January 9 with the aid of a probation report.

He warned the pair that “all options are open”.

Judge Townsend said: “Sentence could be anything from prison downwards. It does not mean that I have any particular sentence in mind.”


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