A drug dealer who made thousands-of-pounds out of selling cannabis was caught red handed when police found a list of customers written on a whiteboard at his home in Ilfracombe.

George Gill’s board carried the words ‘owing in’ and a list of 13 sets of initials, all with a figure alongside showing their debt. The total added up to £5,365.

Police also found £1,900 worth of cannabis in an Asda carrier bag at his girlfriend’s house and £863 in cash, scales and more lists at his flat.

Gill claimed all the drugs were for his own use even there was enough to leave him in a semi stupor for months. He said the lists showed money he owed to other dealers.

He was found guilty by a jury at Exeter Crown Court and will be sentenced next month after being assessed for a drug rehabilitation order.

Gill, aged 27, of Coronation Terrace, Ilfracombe, denied but was convicted of being concerned in the supply of cannabis and possession with intent to supply.

Recorder Emma Zeb adjourned his case for an assessment of his suitability for drug rehabilitation after being told he was selling cannabis to fund a heroin habit.

During a short trial the jury heard how police raided Gill’s girlfriend’s flat in High Street, Ilfracombe, on April 4, 2017 and seized 189 grams of the drug which was worth between £1,260 and £1,900.

His former flat at Oxford Road was raided and police found £805 in a Quality Street box and £58 in small change.

There were also texts on his phone which suggested he had been drug dealing for about a month.