Dad had heroin in his pocket

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A father was found with heroin in his pocket and cannabis in his home, a magistrates’ court has been told.

Benjamin Tabernor, unemployed, 33, formerly of Waring Drive, Thornton, now living at Poulton Road, Poulton, pleaded guilty to two offences of illegally possessing drugs.

He was given a 12 months conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 costs and £15 victims’ surcharge when he appeared at Blackpool magistrates.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said police stopped Tabernor’s car and searched him about 2.25pm on March 6.

He had a small amount of both heroin and cannabis.

Jessica Partington, defending, told magistrates Tabernor was finished with drugs.

She said: “He fully accepted the drugs were for his own use.

“He says he has not used any drugs since then. He does not want anything to do with them again.”

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