A DRIVER found with 25 bags of cannabis and weighing scales in his car has started an eight week prison sentence.
Solihull Magistrates Court heard that Mohammed Hussain, of College Road, had £100 worth of the class B drug because he was a “heavy cannabis user”.
The 29-year-old was stopped by police on the Stratford Road in Shirley, on January 26, after officers saw him drive through an amber to red light, said Kate Simpson, prosecuting.
As he slowed to pull over, they saw a bag dropped out of the car window. Hussain was put in the police car while officers retrieved the bag which was found to have 25 individual deals of herbal cannabis in, worth around £5 to £10 each, she added.
His car revealed a further individual bag plus weighing scales while further drugs paraphernalia including a cannabis grinder was later discovered in his home.
Amarjit Singhara, defending, said: “He is a cannabis user, a heavy cannabis user. Mr Hussain says he is addicted to it.
“He is in receipt of job seekers and all his money is spent on cannabis.”
The court heard that Hussain had previous convictions for possession of cannabis, most recently in July 2011 for which he received a community order.
Hussain admitted possession and bail offences at Solihull Magistrates Court on Tuesday (February 14) and was handed a custodial sentence.