A CANNABIS dealer was found to have some £50,000 in cash when police raided his Bournemouth home.

Pa Saidou Camara, of Cavendish Road, was spared a prison sentence at Bournemouth Crown Court this month after admitting possessing cannabis with intent to supply, being concerned in the supply of cannabis and possession of criminal property.

However, his housemate – and fellow drug dealer – Malik Deen, 31, was jailed for 42 months during the same hearing after admitting possessing cocaine with intent to supply and possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

The court heard police from the Bournemouth South Neighbourhood Policing Team were on patrol in an unmarked car on the morning of Thursday, August 30 last year when they saw a suspected drug deal happening in Cavendish Road.

After the deal at 10.45am, they arrested Deen at Horseshoe Common. He was searched, and officers found a cling film package of herbal cannabis, as well as £900 cash.

As a result, Deen was arrested and police went to his house to search the property,

Camara answered the door to the officers. When the police were looking around the house, they found a "large quantity" of cocaine and cannabis, as well as £50,000 cash. As a result, Camara was also arrested.

Camara, 40, was given a ten-month prison sentence suspended for two years earlier this month.

PC Jo Morgan, of the Bournemouth South Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We are committed to tackling the supply of drugs and drug-related activity in our area and through the proactive work of our team we have been able to uncover a significant dealing operation.

“We will continue to work with the community to tackle these issues and I would urge anyone with information about drug-related offences to contact Dorset Police via dorset.police.uk or by calling 101.”