[Ed- Fair to say his priorities were somewhat scrambled,]
A pair of students have been spared prison for dealing drugs by a judge who was impressed by their spelling and grammar in the text messages they sent making deals.
Luke Rance, 19, bought cannabis in bulk and sold it to Brandon Kerrison, 21, who was dealing it to people across the Gower, Swansea Crown Court heard.
The pair were arrested outside the city’s library on 17 December 2017 after officers smelled the drug.
Rance was found with seven bags of cannabis as well as a small amount of cocaine. Kerrison had two bags of herbal cannabis.
A subsequent search of the defendants’ bedrooms revealed a stash of cannabis worth over £1,200 in Rance’s room.
Police examined the pair’s mobile phone messages and Judge David Hale noted the perfect “grammar and punctuation” was of a higher standard than normally used by dealers.