Mansfield man left carrying cannabis

Mansfield Magistrates Court
Mansfield Magistrates Court

A Mansfield man was caught with cannabis after police smelled the drug when they stopped the car he was travelling in, magistrates heard.

Police stopped the car on Chesterfield Road North, at 9.30pm on February 23, and, noticing a strong smell of cannabis, asked who was carrying it.

Passenger Reece Francis-Wint produced a small orange tube containing a snall amount of the drug, and later told officers he had bought it for £30 and that he smoked around £10 per day.

The 18-year-old, of Newgate Lane, admitted possessing the Class B drug, when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrates Court, on Friday.

Rebecca Williams, mitigating, said: “He does smoke cannabis on a daily basis and it was a small amount for personal use.”

He was fined £80 and was ordered to pay a £30 government surcharge and £85 costs.