Man found with cannabis used it for self-medication

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A MAN landed himself in court after being found in possession of cannabis following a drugs swoop by police.

Officers carried out a search warrant at the home of George Kenrick, in Birchington Avenue, South Shields – and discovered the Class B drug in a plastic bag.

The 45-year-old pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis when he appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

Paul Anderson, prosecuting, said: “Police carried out a search warrant under the misuse of drugs act on September 24.

“The occupant Kenrick, was in at the time and police found a plastic bag containing cannabis.

“He is arrested and said he was using the drugs for self-medication purposes.”

Christopher Brown, defending, said: “He uses cannabis to relieve aches and pains. He has pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.

Kenrick was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a £15 victim surcharge.