'Last chance' for Bristol abbatoir worker caught selling ecstasy at Clifton bar Mbargo
AN ABBATOIR worker caught selling ecstasy outside a Clifton night club has been spared immediate prison.
Andrew Robinson-Wildman was spotted doing a deal outside Mbargo bar by a city centre CCTV operator, Bristol Crown Court heard.
Police found he had sold one wrap, had five more on him and had more bags of the drug at home.
Robinson-Wildman, 25, of Kingsley House, Kingsley Road, Cotham, pleaded guilty to supplying the Class A drug MDMA, possession with intent to supply and simple possession.
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The court heard the ADHD sufferer was already the subject of a suspended jail term for affray.
Judge David Ticehurst revoked his previous sentence and handed him an 18-month sentence, suspended for two years.
The judge told him: "Those who deal in Class A drugs can expect only a prison sentence.
"If you let your parents down again, if you let yourself down again and if you let me down again you'll be back in front of me and I'll send you to prison for a minimum of 18 months."
Robinson-Wildman was also given two years' supervision and told to do 240 hours of unpaid work.
He had £54 confiscated and was ordered to pay £200 court costs, which the judge suggested could be funded by giving up smoking.
Richard Posner, prosecuting, said Robinson-Wildman told police he bought MDMA for his own use and weighing scales at his home were simply for him to check the weight of drugs he bought.
He explained how he ran low on cash and sold one bag for £14.
The court was told he had eight previous convictions for 13 offences and was in breach of a six-month jail term, suspended for two years.
Jonathan Stanniland, defending, said the most important piece of mitigation was his client's early guilty plea.
He said: "He's not a 'Champagne Charlie' who spends his time in Clifton night clubs. He's been living a modest life, working extremely hard.
"He has extremely supportive friends and family, particularly his mother who has supported him throughout."
Mr Stanniland said his client's severe ADHD and learning difficulties had contributed to him making bad decisions under pressure and letting himself down.