Leon Bowes, 23, from Biddle Road, Littlethorpe, was found guilty of two counts of possession with intent to supply at Leicester Crown Court at an earlier hearing.
He was sentenced on Friday October 25, 2013 to a 14 month custodial sentence suspended for 18 months, ordered to do 100 hours unpaid work, given a four month curfew with certain restrictions and given a confiscation order for money seized.
Officers executed warrants at his address in January 2012 and February 2013 and discovered a quantity of cannabis inside the property. They also discovered £280 cash and a number of other items which were linked to drug dealing.
PC Aaran Biggs, who investigated the case, said:
“This case was brought to our attention by members of the local community who were concerned about the activity that was going on in their area.
“It was thanks to their vigilance and desire for a safe neighbourhood that we were able to arrest Bowes.
“Every member of the public has a right to live in a drug free neighbourhood and the communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland should not be blighted by the actions of a few individuals.
“I hope today’s conviction not only reassures members of this community, but also serves as a deterrent to anyone who is thinking of getting involved in this type of criminal activity – we will not tolerate it and will do all we can to put you before the courts.”
Anyone with information about drug use of dealing in their area is as to contact Leicestershire Police on 101