17-year-old Chingford boy must attend youth offender meetings for 12 months

Stratford Magistrates' Court.

Stratford Magistrates' Court.

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A teenager who twice sold crack cocaine to undercover police officers has been ordered to report to a youth offender panel for 12 months.

The 17-year-old from Chingford, who cannot be identified, was sentenced yesterday at Stratford Magistrates’ Court over two counts of supplying the class A drug.

On August 28, he sold 731mg of crack to an undercover officer and on September 9 he sold 523mg to another in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

The boy must attend meetings of the panel, comprised of community volunteers and a member of the youth offending team, which aims to rehabilitate young offenders.

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3:20pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Dave mp says...

which aims to rehabilitate young offenders?
Another waste of money. It would be nice if it did work but i bet this lad is now out with his mates having at good laugh about his so called sentence?
which aims to rehabilitate young offenders? Another waste of money. It would be nice if it did work but i bet this lad is now out with his mates having at good laugh about his so called sentence? Dave mp
  • Score: 14

5:40pm Thu 16 Jan 14

stickmanny says...

We don't know the details of the case but we do know that prison is full to the brim with drugs, a great place to learn how to commit more crime, and a very poor means to prevent it. Best keep this lad away from it perhaps?
We don't know the details of the case but we do know that prison is full to the brim with drugs, a great place to learn how to commit more crime, and a very poor means to prevent it. Best keep this lad away from it perhaps? stickmanny
  • Score: -12

12:39am Sat 18 Jan 14

westside_o says...

Not sure I've read the article correctly but if I did I'm amazed.
If he sold twice to the police, then why wasn't he arrested the first time?
I'm sure many people out there will be wondering the same.
Not sure I've read the article correctly but if I did I'm amazed. If he sold twice to the police, then why wasn't he arrested the first time? I'm sure many people out there will be wondering the same. westside_o
  • Score: 2

11:24am Sat 18 Jan 14

Johnny Boy says...

CPS guidelines request two test purchases from undercover officers.
CPS guidelines request two test purchases from undercover officers. Johnny Boy
  • Score: 0

8:25pm Sat 18 Jan 14

westside_o says...

That doesn't make sense.
Get caught for speeding and there is immediate punishment.
Get caught for trading a lethal substance, and they wait to see if it's going to be done again ?

The more I know, the more I'd like to live in ignorance.
The reality of today sucks.
That doesn't make sense. Get caught for speeding and there is immediate punishment. Get caught for trading a lethal substance, and they wait to see if it's going to be done again ? The more I know, the more I'd like to live in ignorance. The reality of today sucks. westside_o
  • Score: 4

5:08pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Upshirehorse says...

It is common knowledge that is likely to receive more of a punishment parking illegally, dropping litter, watching tv without a licence, not paying council tax or other minor infringements than dealing in drugs these days.
It is common knowledge that is likely to receive more of a punishment parking illegally, dropping litter, watching tv without a licence, not paying council tax or other minor infringements than dealing in drugs these days. Upshirehorse
  • Score: 1

5:25pm Sun 19 Jan 14

stickmanny says...

shut up Cornbeefur
shut up Cornbeefur stickmanny
  • Score: -2

6:57pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Johnny Boy says...

Johnny Boy wrote:
CPS guidelines request two test purchases from undercover officers.
I'm inclined to agree !
[quote][p][bold]Johnny Boy[/bold] wrote: CPS guidelines request two test purchases from undercover officers.[/p][/quote]I'm inclined to agree ! Johnny Boy
  • Score: -1

6:59pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Johnny Boy says...

westside_o wrote:
That doesn't make sense.
Get caught for speeding and there is immediate punishment.
Get caught for trading a lethal substance, and they wait to see if it's going to be done again ?

The more I know, the more I'd like to live in ignorance.
The reality of today sucks.
Now let's try and get the right quote.......I agree westside !
[quote][p][bold]westside_o[/bold] wrote: That doesn't make sense. Get caught for speeding and there is immediate punishment. Get caught for trading a lethal substance, and they wait to see if it's going to be done again ? The more I know, the more I'd like to live in ignorance. The reality of today sucks.[/p][/quote]Now let's try and get the right quote.......I agree westside ! Johnny Boy
  • Score: 0

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