Fenland drug driver claims drugs are 'a way of life' in his family
A motorist from the Wisbech area has been banned for three years for his second drug-driving conviction.
Police pulled over 24-year-old Alexander Reeve on Walton Road, Emneth, after receiving a tip-off.
“There was a strong smell of cannabis coming from the vehicle and the officer could see drug-related paraphernalia,” prosecutor Anna Crayford told King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.
"A search of the Audi A4 turned up 1.26 grams of cannabis, worth about £6. The defendant said he had forgotten it was in there. There was also a cannabis grinder in his pocket,” added Miss Crayford.
Following his arrest, Reeve gave a reading of not less than ten micrograms of a cannabis derivative per litre of blood in his system. The legal limit is two.
He pleaded to drug-driving and possession of a class B controlled drug on May 20.
The court was told there was a conviction for drug-driving on his record from January 2017.
George Sorrell, mitigating, said: “He describes the fact that his whole family used cannabis so he grew up with it.
“It became a way of life. He’s only 24 so he has plenty of time to put right that past education.”
As well as the ban, Reeve, of no fixed address, was fined £346 and ordered to pay £145 costs and £34 victim surcharge.
There was no separate penalty for the drug possession matter.