Cannabis found in driver's car by police

A carer who pulled his car out in front of a police vehicle was found with drugs.

Thursday, 21st July 2016, 9:53 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:07 pm
Cannabis smoking

Nicholas Carter, 39, of Wensleydale Avenue, Grange Park, pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis.

Jim Mowbray, prosecuting, said a police patrol was driving along the resort’s Westcliffe Drive on July 4 when Carter pulled out in front of them in his BMW. An officer in the patrol car immediately smelt cannabis.

Carter got out of the car and police found a large cannabis joint under the front wheel and another cannabis on the floor of the car.

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Carter told magistrates it had been a very stressful time for him.

He had then put some of the drug in his pocket and forgotten about it.

He was fined £100 with £85 costs and ordered to pay £30 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.