£80 FINE FOR SANDOWN MAN CAUGHT WITH SMALL BAG OF CANNABIS

Magistrates this week fined a Sandown man £80 for possession of a small bag of cannabis.

21-year-old Billy York, of High Street in Sandown, pleaded guilty to possession of a Class B drug when he appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Liz Miller, prosecuting, laid out the very basic facts of the offence. It was said that during the early hours of 7th May this year, York was spotted by Police stood next to a car on Ryde Esplanade. Officers approached him and noted he had something in his hand, namely a spliff. A search of his person was carried out and a small bag of cannabis was discovered.

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York was ordered to not only pay the £80 fine but costs of £85 and a surcharge of £34 – a total of £199.

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tracey
tracey
2 months ago

They need to illegal weed its better than alcohol

James
James
Reply to  tracey
2 months ago

I get the sentiment, and wholly agree; but the delivery just didn’t make the cut.

Candy Pink
Candy Pink
2 months ago

Oh to live in a country where you don’t have to smell the stink of weed everywhere you go! Can’t get away from it here. It’s vile.

A better way
A better way
2 months ago

Legalise it and take millions out of the hands of criminal gangs.
Its no worse than that nasty alcohol.

Old Mike
Old Mike
2 months ago

‘A small bag of Cannabis’. That’s just like being a little bit pregnant.

fred
fred
2 months ago

I would be for legalising it if they could make the smell go away. Get less violent dope heads than drunks. But don’t believe the hype, dope DOES as much damage as alcohol does. Can lead to serious mental health issues, I’ve seen it with my own eyes, friends going of the deep end. Never touch because of what I have seen. But at least if it’s legal we’ll be getting the tax money for it.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  fred
2 months ago

correct – every person i know that got heavily involved in drugs followed the same path way of progression..

started with tobacco, then alcohol, cannabis, speed, lsd, mdma, cocaine and finally heroin – they then wanted to get clean, so it became, methodone, anti depressants and other prescription medication and then a decision – keep going or quit

those that kept going are all dead – no exceptions
those that quit drugs are still using tobacco – guess nicotine is the hardest to quit.
those that are still alive and much further down the line had serious mental and emotional issues after quitting, however, they are working and well now.

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  isle of wighter
2 months ago

of course Fred of course!! You sound like quite the expert here!

Realist
Realist
Reply to  fred
2 months ago

Weed does not cause as much damage as alcohol. my mother is an alcoholic I can see the mental and physical issues it causes. Cannabis undoubtable causes mental issues – but how many stoners get angry and violent and start fights and sexual assaults and rob and steal compared to people who are drunk?

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