Man had £800 worth of cannabis in his car

A Wigan motorist stopped by police was found to have £800 worth of cannabis in his vehicle, a court heard.

Wednesday, 8th June 2016, 11:57 am
Updated Thursday, 9th June 2016, 11:45 am

When the officer spoke to Jason Fitzpatrick he could smell cannabis and asked him to hand it over. He reached behind his seat and handed over a small bag, said Henry Riding, prosecuting.

But the suspicious constable asked him to hand over the rest or have the car searched and Fitzpatrick replied, “I’m in the s***” and produced a carrier bag containing individual wraps.

The 27 wraps found had a potential total street value of £800 and weighed just over 40g. The 44-year-old defendant was placed under an electronically monitored curfew for three months between 9pm and 6am and ordered to carry out 150 hours’ unpaid work.

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He was also made the subject of a 12-month community order.

Fitzpatrick, of Withington Lane, Aspull, pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis with intent to supply on September 8 last year.