Cannabis crumbs in purse land woman in court

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A WOMAN found with ‘crumbs of cannabis’ after police stopped a car she was travelling in has been hit with a court fine.

Emily Batson was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over by officers on an unrelated matter – and a search uncovered a small amount of the Class B drug in her purse.

The 21-year-old pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis when she appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

The offence took place on Saturday, May 31.


Lee Poppett, prosecuting, said: “Police on duty on Western Approach in South Shields stopped a vehicle in which Batson was a passenger.

“A search was carried out of the passengers and she was found with a small clear bag containing crumbs of cannabis in her purse.

“She said it was what was left from the cannabis she had smoked the day before.”

The court was told that the drugs were for her own personal use.

Batson, of Gill Street in Benwell, Newcastle, was fined £73 by magistrates.

She was also ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £20.