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Coventry drug dealer caught after pink bike arouses suspicion

Receives 10-month prison sentence suspended for two years

A Coventry drug dealer was caught after his pink bicycle attracted police attention. Suspecting that the bike was stolen, a police officer approached Corey McAleaney and after he tried to get away, he was found to be carrying large quantities of cannabis and cash.

The Coventry Telegraph reports that in September an officer on patrol in Henley Green became suspicious upon seeing McAleaney, with his hood up, riding the pink bicycle. When McAleaney tried to cycle off, the PC chased him and he was ‘taken to the ground.’

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When his bag was checked, it was found to contain 25 bags of cannabis in one or two gram deals worth around £310 and McAleaney was also carrying £935 in cash – money that was subsequently forfeited under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

He claimed the money had come from doing odd jobs, but his phone was found to contain around 30 veiled references to drug dealing – both McAleaney informing people that he had cannabis for sale and also requests for the drug from others.

After pleading guilty at Warwick Crown Court to possessing the cannabis with intent to supply it, McAleaney was handed a ten-month prison sentence suspended for two years.

Recorder Christopher Tickle said he had decided on a suspended sentence after receiving a letter from McAleaney’s parents saying they were prepared for him to live with them subject to a number of conditions. “If Corey cannot abide by those simple conditions, we will have no hesitation in reporting him to his probation officer.”

McAleaney was also ordered to take part in a drug rehabilitation programme and to pay court charges totalling £1,000.

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