Man fined after Mote Park arrest
A man has been fined and been made to forfeit
drugs after pleading guilty to possessing cannabis in
Leo Allen, 18 years-old, of St Michaels,
Tenterden, was arrested in Mote Park, shortly after 1am
on Saturday March 16. Neighbourhood officers had been
patrolling the area when they searched a car he was in with
three other men and found a bag of cannabis.
Two days later, on Monday March 18, Allen
appeared before Maidstone Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to
possession of cannabis. He was fined £73, ordered to pay £85 costs,
and a victim surcharge of £20. Magistrates ordered that 3.3 grams
of cannabis be destroyed under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Investigating officer, PC Jo Hazelwood from
Kent Police said: “This case is a great example of swift justice;
taking a case from the initial offence to a conviction at court
within a matter of days. We carry out targeted patrols across the
district at all times of the day and night and deal with all manner
of offences, and will continue our efforts to limit the use of
drugs on the streets of Maidstone.”
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