A YOUNG man who admitted to police he had shared his cocaine with two other friends in a pub has escaped an immediate prison sentence.
Emyr Rhys Jones, 24, was warned people who supplied class A drugs usually went straight to prison.
But Jones, of Bowers Road, Acrefair, was told he would receive a suspended prison sentence.
Judge, Mr Recorder Robert Britton, gave him a 50-week prison sentence suspended for 18 months and placed him on a six-month drugs course.
Richard Edwards, prosecuting, said police on patrol in the Summerhill area in the early hours of February 9 saw Jones and another man.
The other man was trying to hide something in his hand and Jones was seen to put something on a wall.
Police approached and recovered 43 milligrammes of cocaine and when interviewed, Jones said he had bought it for £40 for himself but shared it with two friends.
Simon Rogers, defending, said Jones was self-employed, had no previous convictions and appreciated the seriousness of the offences.
There was no financial motive – in fact he made a loss. He bought the drugs for himself and foolishly shared them with two others.