A young knucklehead from the U.K. is in hot water for selling marijuana through a series of Facebook posts to anyone who would listen.
Dominic Marshall, 20, bragged to his Facebook community of friends (and anyone else, for that matter) that he had plenty of weed to go around, as long as you had the cash — or quid, I guess it would be. Friends had warned Marshall that he was a “walking charge sheet,” but he continued to boast on the social network.
“Lemon haze - get on us people, 10s and 20s cash only. Safeee,” one posting read. Another less cryptic message said: “Get on me you heavy drug smokers,” and eventually police picked up his scent.
It did not take long for authorities to put the pieces together, and Marshall's home was raided soon after. Not surprisingly police caught Dominic's father, Phillip John Marshall red handed with 33 bags of marijuana.
Marshall's defense claimed, “This young man is clearly a user of cannabis and sold to a group of friends over a limited period of time in order to buy that cannabis. He is a man who has had his problems — he suffered from ADHD as a child, he suffers from depression.”
Sentencing, Judge Hilary Manley warned him he would face drug testing as part of sentence, adding: “You’re hardly a sophisticated drug dealer given the nature of the Facebook messages you publicized. You are a user of cannabis, it comes as no surprise to me that you suffer from depression.
For his transgressions, Dominic Marshall has now been given a 12-month community order, with three months supervision and a drug rehabilitation order after admitting offering to supply class B drugs. His father admitted possessing cannabis and was fined at an earlier magistrates court hearing.