Man jailed for trying to deal ecstasy at Canterbury's Lounge on the Farm
by Alex Claridge
A music graduate caught trying to deal a £1,900
stash of party drugs at Canterbury's Lounge on the Farm
festival has been jailed for two years.
Liam Bush claimed he had only been looking after the MDMA -
a powdered form of ecstasy - for someone when police saw him try to
throw away a bag containing 38g of it.
Canterbury Crown Court heard the 21-year-old was charged with
possession with intent to supply because he said he was going to
give it to someone else later. He admitted the charge
Prosecutor Ian Foinette said Bush had been at the festival at
Merton Farm off Canterbury's Nackington Road on July 8 when
security guards heard him talking about MDMA.
They told police who arrived to see Bush throw a bag away. Mr
Foinette said it was later discovered to have 38 grammes of the
class A drug with a street value of £1,900.
"The defendant said he was at the festival when one of the
people he was with wanted to go off for a while and asked him to
look after it," Mr Foinette said.
"He said he was then going to return it to that person, but
denied that he was involved in the supply of it in any other
The court heard that Bush, of Edge Hill Close in
Folkestone, had only just graduated with a degree in music and
had brought great shame on his family as a result of his
Judge Adele Williams told him: "It is a great tragedy that you
became involved in this at all and this is not an insignificant
quantity of ecstasy at a music festival. It's quite impossible to
suspend the sentence."
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