A young man from Wembley who used a schoolboy in a drug dealing enterprise has been found guilty following a trial.

Silas Rose-Morris, of Empire Way, was found guilty of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (MDMA) and possession of criminal property.

The 18-year-old had earlier pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs (cannabis), possession of a prohibited weapon (PAVA spray) and making malicious communications.

The court heard how Rose-Morris’s offending came to light after a 14-year-old boy reported his life had been threatened by an adult male who was using him to sell cannabis infused sweets, known as edibles.

Officers began an investigation and identified Rose-Morris as the suspect.

Harrow Times: Harrow Crown Court. Picture: Google Street View.Harrow Crown Court. Picture: Google Street View.

On June 25 officers raided his address and found a number of items which incriminated him, including mobile devices used to threaten the victim and contact other juveniles, a number of infused sweets, a large number of MDMA tablets and cash.

Rose-Morris was bailed and is due for sentence at Harrow Crown Court in February 2022.

Sergeant PJ Jones of the North West Command Predatory Offender Unit said: “We will continue to target individuals like Rose-Morris who criminally exploit juveniles or the vulnerable, and have resources dedicated to investigating these types of crimes."

Anyone with information about predatory offenders has been urged to contact police.