Sgt Ash Holland said the order is the fifth obtained against drug dealers convicted in Southend, but the first against one who was not sent to prison.
He said: “If we can prevent drug dealers from putting themselves in the circumstances that they need to deal drugs and make it as hard as possible then the hope is they will be dissuaded from that life of crime.
“People see policing as just locking people up, but Aidon Pearce is a young man and by obtaining this CBO we can prevent reoffending.
“Hopefully this will protect him from people who do get themselves into these situations.
“If he does break the order, it is a criminal offence and he will be back in court and most likely go to prison.”Remember when the police considered criminals to be criminals, and not poor misguided youths in need of help..?