A DRUG user who offered to take a lie detector test to prove he was not a dealer has been branded a “stranger to the truth” and jailed.
Lewis Fox told police the 27 individually wrapped bags of cannabis found during a raid at his Sunderland home last January, alongside more than £2,000 in cash, were for him.
The 22-year-old told officers in interview: “I’m not dealing drugs, seriously. Get a Polygraph test, I will show you.”
During a hearing at Newcastle Crown Court yesterday, Fox confessed he would sell to just “five or six” people to pay for his own habit and insisted on oath he never made any profit.
After hearing evidence, Judge John Milford said Fox demonstrated he will “lie and lie again” when it suited him.
The judge ruled: “He was dealing for profit.
“My impression of him is a man who is a complete stranger to the truth as far as these proceedings are concerned, prepared to lie to suit his case.”
Fox, who was living on benefits, told police the £2,000 hidden in a games console and £180 stashed in a biscuit tin at his Harold Square home in Hendon, were left from a £25,000 payout received after a road smash.
But judge Milford said the cash was clearly “part of the profit” and that two iPhones found during the raid proved he was dealing.
Along with the drugs police found a cannabis grinder and scales.
Fox admitted possessing a class B drug with intent and being concerned in the supply of a class B drug.
Judge Milford jailed him for 41 weeks.
Christopher Rose, defending, told the court Fox has now got a job and turned his back on drugs and dealing.
He added: “The dealing was at the lower end of the scale, over a limited period of time.”