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Heavy fine for 'recreational drug user'

Worcester Editorial 2nd Oct, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A RECREATIONAL drug user who was found with £2 worth of cannabis on him has been ordered to pay back more than £400.

Mitchell Bailey, of Harrington Court in Lowesmoor, had a search warrant executed at his address on May 2 where police found 0.2 grams of the Class B drug.

Last Friday (September 26) the 24-year-old pleaded guilty to possession while also admitting breaching a 12-month conditional discharge he was given by Worcester Magistrates Court for the same offence on April 14.

Defending solicitor Andy Ford said: “At the time of this offence he was a recreational drug user.

“But since this he has found full-time work and that change in his life style will see him move away from the drug use. He tells me he no longer uses cannabis as he found it was slowing him down in his day to day life.”

Bailey was fined £300 for the offence and ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a £20 victim surcharge. A forfeiture and destruction order was made for the drugs.

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