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Wisbech man Darwyn Scandrett caught with cannabis in police custody





A 28-year-old has been sentenced after being caught with cannabis in police custody.

Darwyn Scandrett appeared at King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, having previously pleaded guilty to possession of a Class B drug.

The court was told that on May 31 last year in Wisbech, he had been arrested on suspicion of other offences. While in custody, officers found he was carrying 7.8g of cannabis.

Darwyn Scandrett was caught with cannabis in police custody. Picture: iStock
Darwyn Scandrett was caught with cannabis in police custody. Picture: iStock

Scandrett, of School Road in Wisbech, was originally offered a conditional caution which required him to complete two programmes by September 20.

However, he failed to do so, and was therefore charged with his offence. He had 15 previous convictions to his name at the time.

Mitigating, duty solicitor George Sorrell said Scandrett has “severe problems” with anxiety and depression – so much so that his social worker attended court with him.

Mr Sorrell suggested that as the defendant had only been caught with £10 worth of cannabis, a conditional discharge would be suitable.

Magistrates agreed, imposing such an order on Scandrett for 12 months.

He will also pay court costs of £50 and a £26 victim surcharge.



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