A CASINO pit boss has lost his job after police found him travelling on a borough road with six bottles of methadone.
Simon Earls, 36, of Popes Lane, Kings Norton, told police the class A drug belonged to a friend, after his Citroen Saxo was stopped by officers as it travelled along Chelmsley Wood Road on August 14.
A small bag of herbal cannabis was also discovered in the vehicle which Earls admitted was for his own personal use.
Malcolm Stoddard, prosecuting, said: “In interview, he said the methadone was from a friend who has a long-standing drug problem. It had been left in the foot well of his car.”
Adam Carrolan, defending, said Earls had made the decision to stay away from his drug dependent friend, who was prescribed the drug, to avoid further trouble. “He appreciates he has to change his life and move away from his friend,” Mr Carrolan added.
Earls was bailed to appear back at court for sentencing on September 19.