British Drug Dealer Who Told Judge 'Suck My Dick' On Facebook Sentenced To Two Years

By McCarton Ackerman 02/29/16

Two weed-dealing brothers have found themselves behind bars after a judge caught wind of their obscene and lewd Facebook posts about her. 

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The British drug dealer who told the judge in his case to “suck my dick” after dodging jail time has now been sentenced to two years in prison.

Daniel Sledden, 27, and his brother Samuel, 22, were given two-year suspended sentences on February 3 by Judge Beverley Lunt. They were arrested in May 2014 and ultimately convicted of selling marijuana at their father’s home. Lunt declined to put them behind bars for a maximum three-year term because the dealing took place between May and September 2014, and they had stayed out of trouble since.

But less than an hour after Lunt’s ruling, Daniel wrote on his Facebook wall, “Cannot believe my luck 2 year suspended sentance beats the 3 year jail yes pal! Beverly Lunt go suck my dick.” Meanwhile, his brother Samuel took to Facebook and wrote, “What a day it’s been Burnley crown court! Up ur arse aha nice 2 year suspended.” Lunt got word of the Facebook statuses and ordered them back for a re-sentencing, after which they both deleted their posts and apologized to her via Facebook.

But the social media apology wasn’t enough for the judge. After declaring that the posts contained “offensive and sexual content directed at me as a judge and also as a woman,” she lifted both of their suspended sentences.

“These were not private entries in a diary. They were placed on Facebook with the intention that others should and would read them and, if they wished, would share them. So it was a limitless audience,” said Lunt. “Their content is clearly indicative of how they really felt about appearing in court for this particular offense. Their tenor was boastful and jeering, and the only reasonable inference was they thought they had somehow fooled and misled the court.”

Lunt also downplayed the fact that Daniel deleted his post and apologized via Facebook, saying he was advised to do so by his attorney. His attorney asked the judge for mercy, declaring that Daniel had recently landed a job as a maintenance worker and was trying to change his life, but Lunt remained unimpressed.

“If I had known their real feelings at being in court, would I have accepted their remorse and contrition, and suspended the sentence? And the answer is: of course not,” said Lunt. “Each of the posts indicate they have not changed at all. They have not taken on board anything or learned any responsibility.”

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.

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