A FESTIVAL-GOER sold drugs to fellow revellers at Bromyard's Nozstock festival, a court has heard.

Paul Jeffrey Cousins entered a guilty plea when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford on February 3.

Prosecutor Jonathan Purser said security at the festival had been called to Cousins on July 19, 2019, after he was spotted counting a large amount of money outside his tent.

Cousins, who was found to have £607 in cash, 13 wraps of cannabis, scales, cling film, a cannabis grinder, and £30 worth of cocaine in his possession, admitted to the guards that he had been selling cannabis.

Police found four more bags of cannabis at his Rowberry Street home.


Cousins told officers the cannabis was worth £220 in total and that he had gone to the festival intending to sell it for £10 per wrap.

He said he was a regular cannabis and cocaine user but that he had not sold drugs before.

Chris Read, for Cousins, said the 30-year-old had seen an opportunity to cover his expenses for the weekend by selling the drug.

"He was observed and the nature of his behaviour of his behaviour supports what I am telling you," Mr Read said.

"He is a young man who really had no idea of what he was getting himself into. He was sat there in plain view counting money. He may as well have had "cannabis for sale" stuck to his forehead.

"He simply had no idea that what he was doing was half as serious as it was."

Cousins will appear at Worcester Crown Court for sentencing on March 3.

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