Court: Teen warned over cannabis ‘abuse’

In Court
In Court

A teenager has had a stark warning not to dabble in drugs after being fined for possession of cannabis.

Corey Joseph Jackson, 19, of Rhodes Avenue, Kimberworth Park, was arrested nearly a year ago on 4th July 2012, Rotherham Magistrates’ Court heard.

Mark Hughes, prosecuting, said police found eight wraps of cannabis weighing 7.35g at Jackson’s home.

Scales and £1,000 cash was also found, suggesting dealing activity. But the charge before the court was simply possession.

Defending, Hester Russell said Jackson had used cannabis for four years but gave up because his job required random drug tests. He admitted possession.

District Judge Jonathan Taaffe said: “Cannabis will not benefit you in the short or long term and will lead to substantial mental health problems if you continue to abuse it.” Jackson was fined £73 with £85 costs and £20 victim surcharge.