Former footballer jailed for selling cocaine

PUBLISHED: 08:32 27 January 2006 | UPDATED: 21:39 28 May 2010

Robert Lemmon

Robert Lemmon

FORMER Chatteris footballer Robert Lemmon has been jailed for three years after being caught on CCTV cameras selling cocaine. Lemmon, 22, of Gibside Avenue, was filmed selling £35 worth of cocaine in Chatteris in the early hours of June 26 last year, Pete

FORMER Chatteris footballer Robert Lemmon has been jailed for three years after being caught on CCTV cameras selling cocaine.

Lemmon, 22, of Gibside Avenue, was filmed selling £35 worth of cocaine in Chatteris in the early hours of June 26 last year, Peterborough Crown Court was told.

The young man, who was said to come from "a very good family", admitted possessing the drug with intent to supply, possessing £260 worth of cannabis and eight forged £20 notes.

His dealing was described as being at the lowest scale but Judge Peter De Mille said: "It is my public duty to send you to prison and the least custodial sentence I can impose on you is three years.

"If you had not pleaded guilty your sentence would have been longer.

"The supply of cocaine is an extremely serious matter which can only be dealt with by the imposition of a prison sentence."

Lemmon, who used to play for the Chatteris Tigers football team was formerly a student at the town's Cromwell Community College.

His defence counsel Jonathan Kirk said the young man came from a "very good family" and had an excellent work record.

His brother is a policeman, but not in the Cambridgeshire force.

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