A SOUTHAMPTON man was caught with more than 100g of cannabis when police spotted him making a drug deal.

Officers searched the home of Colin Tony Lewis after he was seen selling drugs in a street in Southampton.

During the search they found 113g of cannabis – around four ounces – with a street value of £1,395.

Now Lewis has been given a suspended sentence after appearing at Southampton Crown Court.

The court heard how officers were patrolling around Cranbury Avenue, Northam, on December 29, 2018, when they saw Lewis making a drug deal.

Police then searched his address, also on Cranbury Avenue, and found the cannabis bagged up into deals of between 1g and 10g.

They also found around £30 in cash.

Lewis pleaded guilty to one count of possession of cannabis with intent to supply, but on the basis that he was only selling to family members.

In mitigation, Mark Florida-James said Lewis was himself a long term cannabis user with mental health issues.

He said Lewis had suffered a brain aneurysm in 2019 and had stopped smoking cannabis, because of the impact on his mental health.

Lewis, who also admitted breaching a suspended sentence, was given an 11 month prison sentence, suspended for two years.

He was given a two month tagged curfew from 7am to 7pm and was also ordered to complete 15 rehabilitation days.