Cops found heroin during search at station

A man who was found with a wrap of heroin at Mansfield police station told an officer 'I've just paid £12 for that', a court heard.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 1st February 2017, 3:46 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st February 2017, 3:46 pm
Mansfield Magistrates Court
Mansfield Magistrates Court

Police officers noticed Daniel Jessop trying to put something in his mouth as they were searching him on December 13, for an unrelated matter.

They found a slip of paper containing brown powder, which analysis showed was diamorphine, said Robert Carr, prosecuting.

Jessop, 39, of Smith Street, admitted possessing the Class A drug when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Yvonne Wragg, mitigating, said Jessop had a “fairly weighty record of previous convictions” for drug-related offences, but that he was “slowly turning his life around.”

“He is trying to keep his head down and keep out of trouble,” she said.

He was fined £120 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30.