Man denies drugs charges

A BAG stolen from a 24-year-old Ipswich man during a burglary contained more than 100 ecstasy tablets a court heard.Donovan Dinnie-Weall reported to police that his Station Street flat had been burgled and among the items stolen was a black bag with his name on it.

A BAG stolen from a 24-year-old Ipswich man during a burglary contained more than 100 ecstasy tablets a court heard.

Donovan Dinnie-Weall reported to police that his Station Street flat had been burgled and among the items stolen was a black bag with his name on it. He told police that there were prescribed drugs inside the bag, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Peter Gair, prosecuting said that on the day of the burglary a member of the public handed in Dinnie-Weall's bag to the police. It had been thrown over her garden wall into her garden.

Police discovered two plastic bank bags containing 117 ecstasy tablets and about 50 pieces of broken tablets worth around £500 inside Dinnie-Weall's bag.


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Also in the bag was a piece of cling film with traces of ecstasy on it. Dinnie-Weall's flat was searched and more of the bank bags were seized.

In his bin in the kitchen another piece of cling film containing traces of ecstasy was found. Forensics proved that the two pieces of cling film had come from the same roll although the roll of cling film had never been discovered.

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Dinnie-Weall caught the burglar, who was wearing some of his clothes, a few weeks later and turned him over to the police, the court heard.

Dinnie-Weall denied possessing the class A drugs and to possessing them with intent to supply them. He told the court he knew nothing about the tablets and did not think there was room in the bag for more than 100 pills.

He said he used the empty bank bags found in his flat for bagging up small change. He added that the burglars must have put the drugs in his bag before discarding it and had also left cling film at his flat during the raid.

The jury is expected to return its verdict today .

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