Dozy drinker busted for drugs after falling asleep in Jarrow garden

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A dozing drug-user was given a wake-up call by police after being spotted asleep in a back garden after a night out with friends.

After Michael Wilson was stirred from his drunken slumber, officers carried out a body search and found cannabis stashed in his trouser pocket.

Police received a report of a male asleep in a rear garden in Jarrow.

Angela Narey, prosecuting

Police had been called after the 25-year-old was seen in the rear garden of the property in Jarrow on Sunday, May 3.

Wilson was arrested, and he admitted possession of a Class B drug when he appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court this week.

Angela Narey, prosecuting, said: “Police received a report of a male asleep in a rear garden in Jarrow.

“They saw Wilson asleep. He was clearly intoxicated.

“A search was carried out, and he was found to be in possession of a bag of cannabis, which was in the pocket of his tracksuit.

Laura Johnson, defending, said: “He had been out drinking with friends, and he fell asleep in a back garden.

“Police were called, and he was found to be in possession of cannabis.”

Wilson, of Wirralshir, Leam Lane, Gateshead, was fined £93 by the magistrates.

He was also ordered to pay a criminal court charge of £180, as well as court costs of £85 and a £20 victim surcharge.