Cannabis leads man to court

AN IPSWICH man arrested for being drunk and disorderly was found in possession of a small amount of cannabis resin at a police station, a court heard.South East Suffolk magistrates heard Scott Bennett was given the drug from a friend earlier that day.

AN IPSWICH man arrested for being drunk and disorderly was found in possession of a small amount of cannabis resin at a police station, a court heard.

South East Suffolk magistrates heard Scott Bennett was given the drug from a friend earlier that day. He was found carrying it after he was arrested for the unrelated offence.

The 28-year-old roofer first claimed he found the cannabis on the floor of the custody suite at the police station "but it wasn't the case," said Anita Addison, prosecuting.

Nikki Miller, mitigating, told the court Bennett was "heavily under the influence of alcohol and there was some misapprehension about how he came into possession of the cannabis.

She added: "It was nothing more than a spliff full which was given to him earlier that day. He had been out drinking and his friend asked him would he like this."

In sentencing bench chairwoman, Sue Humphrey, said: "This was a very small amount of cannabis which you may have forgotten was even in your possession."

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Bennett of Ulster Avenue, Ipswich, was fined £25 after he pleaded guilty to being in possession of the resin.