A TEEN has avoided jail for dealing cannabis in the street.

Timothy Miller, 18, of Westborough Road, Westcliff, admitted being in possession of 21 bags of herbal cannabis when he was stopped by officers on April 2 this year.

He admitted one count of possession of a class B drug with intent to supply and was handed a four-month prison sentence suspended for one year at Southend Magistrates Court on December 17.

He was also ordered to pay £200 in costs and victim surcharges.