Tyre fitter hid drugs under car seat cover

A TEENAGER was found with 10 bags of cannabis under the cover of his driver's seat.

Dale Sherlock, a 19-year-old tyre fitter, of Penrose Avenue, Marton, admitted possession of Class C drugs.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said police stopped Sherlock’s Ford Fiesta on Collingwood Avenue, Layton, on February 7 at 12.25am

Sherlock told police he had drugs under the cover of the driver’s seat.

Allan Cobain, defending, said his client, who had no previous convictions, had used cannabis on a recreational basis. Sherlock had co-operated with police.

Sherlock was fined 170 with 60 costs and ordered to pay a 15 victims’ charge by Blackpool magistrates, who said the drugs must be destroyed.