Man who got job at Creamfields selling drugs is jailed

AN ‘immature man’ who got a job at Creamfields selling drugs has been jailed.

David Bond, 22, deliberately got a job at Creamfields selling drugs after he admitted possessing drugs with the intention of supplying them.

Chester Crown Court heard Bond was involved in a discussion about how easily it would be possible to do this.

Bond, of Jaxton Street in Oxford, was arrested amid checks and there were “bins everywhere and notices galore”, said prosecutor Joanne Moore.

He was found to have on him 49 squeeze bags of ketamine containing 31 grams of the drug, which would have amounted to £1,960.

It’s also been understood that Bond has been dealing with it for a while, as the flash messages show and was ‘very lucky to just be charged with ketamine’.

Defending, Jemma Gordon, said Bond’s guilty plea should be kept in mind. She added that Bond was “relatively immature at the time”.

Ms Gordon said it was ‘financial pressures’ that led Bond to provide the drugs as well as carrying and transpiring a substantial amount of cash in a separate case.

She spoke of his “realistic chances of rehabilitation” and that he is someone “who can and will work on probation”.

Recorder Simon Parrington said: ‘When you went to Creamfields you must have seen the bins and the notices which clearly state that if you continue you will be searched.

“Creamfields is well known for being a very important festival of its kind. You choose to ignore the warnings.

“I have no doubt that you have been involved in business dealings.”

Bond was sentenced to 15 months in prison, an order was issued for the confiscation and destruction of the drugs and Bond must pay a victim surcharge.

Jan G. Gilbert