Teenager from South Tyneside caught carrying drugs when police stopped car he was travelling in

A South Tyneside teenager was found in possession of a controlled drug after police stopped a car he was travelling in.

Thursday, 26th September 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 26th September 2019, 5:10 pm

James David Donnelly, 19, admitted a charge of having cannabis with him when he appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates' Court in South Shields.

Donnelly, of Hedgeley Road, in Hebburn, was the passenger in a car which was stopped by officers from Northumbria Police on Friday, August 23.

Clare Irving, prosecuting, told the court: "The officer asked if anyone had cannabis and the defendant offered the officer the tube. He made a full and frank admission, he had it for personal use."

James David Donnelly, 19, admitted a charge of having cannabis with him when he appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates' Court in South Shields.

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Val Bell, defending, said: "He was entirely compliant with police on the scene."

Donnelly was fined £93 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.