Two drug dealers whose sentences were mitigated by the court’s judge because the standard of grammar and punctuations used in communication between themselves was superb, must go back to shower appreciation on their English teacher.
Luke Rance, 19, and Brandon Kerrison, 21, both of Southgate, Swansea, Wales, were arrested on Dec. 17, 2017, outside a library in Swansea after officers smelled cannabis.
Reports say Rance would allegedly buy marijuana and give it to Kerrison who sold it.
After a search, Rance had “seven bags of cannabis on him and a bag of cocaine” while Kerrison had “two bags of herbal cannabis” and a phone which contained text messages connected to drug dealing.
Part of the message, according The Times reads: “Mad flavours from 10 tonight – let me know for more details.”
When the two suspects appeared before the court, Kerrison admitted to “possession of cannabis with intent to supply,” Rance admitted to “possession of cannabis with intent and having cocaine.”
Pronouncing his judgement, Judge David Hale reportedly said the “grammar and punctuation” in the texts were a much higher-standard than messages that are normally seen from drug dealers.
However, the impeccable English grammar did not leave Rance and Kerrison off the hook completely. They were sentenced to 12 months of community service with 100 hours of unpaid work.
In addition, Kerrison was also ordered to attend a rehabilitation program.