A TEENAGE drug dealer has admitted carrying cannabis just five months after dodging jail when he was caught with £38,000 worth of crack cocaine and heroin.

Dealer Tyrese Terry appeared dressed in a grey hoodie and trousers at Basildon Crown Court, to admit his latest offence, which could activate a two-year suspended sentence handed to him in May.

The 18-year-old has also been charged with five other offences; two counts of being concerned in an offer to supply class A drugs, one count of possession of criminal property, one count of converting criminal property and concealing criminal property.

Terry, of Great Ranton, in Pitsea, did not enter pleas for these charges at the hearing on Friday, as an application to dismiss them will be held on December 16.

Last year Terry was discovered by Essex Police’s Operation Raptor team after a raid in Woodcote Crescent, Pitsea, on July 13. He was found with various drug paraphernalia and a bag of cannabis and released under investigation, only to be discovered again on February 20 this year in Southernhay, Basildon where he had cannabis, a knife and cash.

A warrant was then executed at his mum’s home in Elizabeth Way, Laindon, where a shocking haul of 831 wraps of crack cocaine, 166 wraps of heroin, two blocks of heroin one weighing 228g and one weighing 120g, and a 48g block of crack cocaine were found in two


Terry was charged with four counts of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs, two counts of possession of a class A drug with intent to supply, three counts of possessing a class B drug, and possessing a bladed article.

He received a two year suspended prison sentence and 200 hours unpaid work after admitting the offences, and was also subject to a curfew.

As Terry has admitted possessing Class B drugs on September 19 this year, he has breached his suspended sentence.

This means there is a strong chance his suspended sentence will be activated regardless of whether the other charges are dismissed.

Addressing him in court on Friday, Judge Samantha Cohen said: “Your legal team are making arrangements on whether the much more serious matter should be tried. This will be heard on December 16.”

Terry has been remanded into custody until that hearing.