A drug dealer has been spared jail after officers found more £2000 of cannabis at a house in Preston.
Nathan Thompson pleaded guilty to possession of the class B drug with intent to supply following the early morning raid at the property in Dawson Walk, Preston.
Officers entered the flat where Thompson was with his girlfriend and her young child.
Thompson was in a bedroom standing by a chest of drawers.
He was taken downstairs while officers searched the property.
They discovered 182g of cannabis and £3500 cash in an Adidas shoe box and a pink plastic bag.
The drugs were analysed and found to have a street value of between £1040 and £2080.
Thompson was arrested and claimed the drugs were for personal use, saying he had received them as payment for a tiling job he had done.
However he later pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply on the basis he was a heavy cannabis user who would sometimes supply to friends and known users.
He said some of the money recovered was the proceeds of criminal activity but could not say exactly how much.
Preston Crown Court heard he was a regular carer for his young child.
He was sentenced to 14 months suspended for two years and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.
He must also undertake 12 months supervision with the probation service.