A 33-year-old Kettering man who was found with more than £1,000 worth of class A drugs has been given a suspended prison sentence.
Police raided an address on November 12 last year and found a bag containing more than 23 grams of cocaine as well as dealer bags and a set of scales.
Jerome Caseman, who was charged with possession of a class A drug, said the drugs, which had an estimated street value of £1,380, were all for his own use.
A charge of possession with intent to supply was not pursued by the crown prosecution after a pre-trial review.
Judge Michael Fowler said the amount of drugs was at the “very top end” of what could be accepted as personal use.
He said: “This is almost as bad as it can get for this offence. You kept them in a place where there was children.”
Judge Fowler sentenced Caseman, of Cobden Street, Kettering, to 16 weeks in jail , suspended for two years. He must also complete 180 hours unpaid work and pay £600 costs.