Driver tried to hide his cannabis

Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.
Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.
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A MAN was found with drugs inside his body after suspicious police pulled him over because he was driving so slowly.

Paul Elliott, aged 23, of Lord Street, North Shore, admitted possessing cannabis, failing to provide a blood sample for drug testing, driving without insurance and not in accordance with a provisional licence, and two offences of failing to answer bail.

He was bailed for pre-sentence reports by Blackpool magistrates.

Prosecutor, Paul Foster, said in the early hours of August 2 police stopped Elliott as he drove a Vauxhall Astra slowly along Clifton Drive North, St Annes.


Officers could smell cannabis on him, his speech was slurred and he had a vacant look.

A strip search at the police station revealed cannabis concealed inside his anus.

Ashley Fisher, defending, told magistrates that Elliot said that at the time he was using cannabis regularly.

Elliott told the police he saw no point in taking a blood test because he had already admitted using the drug.

The court was told Elliott had now got his life back on track.

His partner was expecting their first child and he was committed to staying out of trouble.