Teenage robber had drugs while on bail

Teen robber Conner Morgan, jailed for drugs  offences while on bail for a robbery
Teen robber Conner Morgan, jailed for drugs offences while on bail for a robbery

A convicted robber who peddled drugs while on bail awaiting his trial has been given two years in a young offender’s institution on top of his existing eight-year sentence.

Conner Morgan, 19, of Park Street, Chorley, appeared before Preston Crown Court after admitting possession of cannabis with intent to supply, possession of cocaine and possession of MDMA.

Lisa Worsley, prosecuting, told the court how on November 15, at around 12.50pm, police raided his address in Park Street, Chorley.

She told the court: “ As officers arrived, Conner Morgan was seen to run away.

“He was arrested a short time later.

“During the course of a search he had a phone recovered and was in possession of just over £300.

“It transpired it was a gambling win.

“During a search of the property officers found several sets of snap bags, scales and lists with writing on them.

“The phone, subsequently sent for analysis, demonstrated he had been in offers to supply both cannabis and cocaine.”

Wearing a navy polo shirt, Morgan, who has 12 convictions for 17 offences, looked straight ahead as the Recorder of Preston, Judge Anthony Russell QC, said: “Earlier this year I sentenced you for a very serious conspiracy to rob with a firearm, and wounding with intent.

“Whilst you were awaiting trial you became involved in drugs, offering to supply both cocaine and cannabis an that matter came to light when you were arrested on November 15.”

Morgan must also pay a £100 statutory surcharge.