[A] LAKE District hotel worker has been handed a suspended prison sentence for committing a cannabis supply crime.
Tomasz Kuznik, 23, was brought to book having been caught red-handed by police in Ambleside.
Carlisle Crown Court heard suspicious police went to investigate after seeing a Vauxhall Astra containing two men, including Kuznik, parked up just before midnight on 11th February. Cannabis and cash were recovered from the vehicle.
More of the class B drug, along with weighing scales and a handwritten list containing names and sums of money, was seized during a search of Kuznik’s room.
He admitted a charge of possessing cannabis with intent to supply, during January and February, and was sentenced at the crown court.
Judge Peter Hughes QC heard Kuznik had ceased all drug use and would keep his job as a Lakes hotel kitchen porter and commis chef if spared prison.
As a result, Judge Hughes suspended a six-month jail term for two years. Kuznik, of White Moss Court, Kendal, must complete 100 hours of unpaid work, and pay £500 towards the court costs.