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Drug offence by Leverington man was 'a lapse'

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Police patrolling a Wisbech area known for drug misuse followed a van acting suspiciously, a court heard.

The officers were in an unmarked car and noticed the Vauxhall vehicle turned around a number of times and made a move to avoid a marked patrol vehicle.

They lost sight of the van briefly before pulling it over in Smeeth Road, Marshland St James.

King's Lynn Magistrates Court (55704641)
King's Lynn Magistrates Court (55704641)

Driver Ross Martin, 43, told officers he had a small amount of drugs on him.

Just under seven grams of heroin, worth about £300, and 0.37 gram of cocaine, valued at under £20, were found.

Appearing before King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, Martin, of Perry Road, Leverington, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a class A drug on March 10.

Solicitor George Sorrell, defending, said his client had been working well with alcohol and drugs support provider CGL and this offence had been “a lapse”.

The court then noticed that Martin had been given a court bill of £530 on March 4 for a similar offence the previous day.

For the latest matter, he was fined £525 and ordered to pay £145 costs and £52 victim surcharge.

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