Football coach carried cocaine

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A football coach who voluntarily agreed to be searched by a police officer offering him a lift back to his hotel was found to have cocaine in his pocket.

Adam Williams had come to Blackpool on a stag do and brought the drug with him to use during the celebrations.

Williams, 25, of Blakeacre Road, Liverpool, pleaded guilty to illegally possessing cocaine. He was fined £150 with £85 costs plus £20 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Paul Foster, proseucting, said police were called to a fight on Blackpool Promenade on August 10 at 11.45pm.

Williams was not involved in the trouble but voluntarily agreed to be searched and a small bag of cocaine was found in his jeans pocket.

He had two previous convictions for cocaine possession.

Tony Slater, defending, said: “He was offered a lift back to his hotel by a police officer.

“She said if he was getting into a police car would he mind if she searched him beforehand and he agreed.”

Williams, a football coach who was due to take his level one coach’s exam, had bought the cocaine in Liverpool for £120 to take on the stag do.

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