Young drug dealers in Wales admired for good 'grammar and punctuation'

Luke Rance
Luke Rance Photo credit: Facebook

Two young drug dealers in Wales have not only escaped jail, but they were even praised by the judge for their good grammar.

Luke Rance, 19, and Brandon Kerrison, 21, were sentenced in court on Wednesday (local time), according to the Telegraph.

Brandon Kerrison
Brandon Kerrison Photo credit: Facebook

They were arrested after officers found them smoking a joint outside the village library in December.

When the men were searched, Rance was found to have seven bags of marijuana and a small quantity of cocaine, while the Telegraph reports Kerrison had two bags of "herbal cannabis".

Their houses were also searched with two large bags of marijuana found, worth around NZ$2260. Rance had reportedly bought the cannabis in bulk and sold it to Kerrison to deal.

During court proceedings, judge David Hale noted the pair's "grammar and punctuation" in their drug-dealing texts was of a higher standard than he usually saw.

He said that while there was a delay in bringing the case to court, the two men had stayed out of trouble in that time and were able to get their lives back on track.

Mr Hale sentenced each man to a 12-month community order with 100 hours of unpaid work, while Kerrison also needs to complete a rehabilitation programme.

In his last words, Mr Hale told both men he "[hopes] a court never sees either of you again".

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