A CARPENTER who was ‘looking after’ a stash of cannabis for his friend has been fined for possession with intent to supply.
David Powell, of Lark Meadow Drive, Kingshurst, was caught by police on April 15 with the 11 bags of ‘herbal cannabis.’
He pleaded guilty to the drugs charge at Solihull Magistrates Court last Friday (May 4).
Malcolm Stoddard, prosecuting, said: “It was around 5pm and police were visiting the defendant’s sister on an unrelated matter. The defendant was seen running through the back garden with a bag, which the police believed to be cannabis.”
In his defence, magistrates were told the 27-year-old carpenter, who is currently unemployed, had been approached by someone local to the area, asking him to look after the bag. There was no intention of the defendant using the drugs for himself, the bench was told.
Powell was fined £150 and told to pay £85 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge.