Amphetamines and cannabis found at man’s home



A MAN has been hit with a court bill of more than £200 after police found drugs during a search at his home.

Gary McGurk, of Laygate, South Shields, admitted two charges of possession of Class B drugs at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Police with a search warrant called at his home on Sunday, August 25, finding 14.9 grammes of amphetamine and another three grams of cannabis.

The 42-year-old admitted the offences after being arrested and said the drugs were for his own personal use.

Laura Johnson, defending, said: “He said this was a one-off and he does not have a significant issue with drugs. The amphetamine was valued at £30 and the cannabis at £5.”

District Judge Helen Cousins fined McGurk £65 for the possession of amphetamine and ordered him to pay a victim surcharge of £20.

For the cannabis possession, he was fined £45 and ordered to pay another £20 victim surcharge.

McGurk must also pay costs of £85, making for a total court bill of £235.


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