Dad-to-be caught with drugs is told to ‘be more sen­si­ble’

Macclesfield Express - - BARLOW’S BRIEF - ALEX HIB­BERT

AN ex­pec­tant dad was told to be more ‘sen­si­ble’ by mag­is­trates af­ter he was fined for pos­sess­ing drugs.

Wes­ley Dixon, 26, was stopped in the streets by a po­lice­man at 5.20am on July 13. He was searched af­ter be­com­ing ag­i­tated and ‘re­luc­tant’ to re­main with the in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer, a court heard.

Dur­ing that search the con­sta­ble found a draw string bag con­tain­ing pack­ets of the il­licit sub­stances.

Dixon, of Peel Street, Mac­cles­field, pleaded guilty to pos­sess­ing the drugs at a hear­ing at Mac­cles­field Mag­is­trates’ Court on Wed­nes­day (Au­gust 20).

Kate Marchuk, prose­cut­ing, told the court that the of­fi­cer had found Dixon af­ter be­ing sent to Ch­ester Road to in­ves­ti­gate crim­i­nal behaviour.

She said: “He saw the de­fen­dant who matched the de­scrip­tion of the man he was look­ing for.

“He car­ried out a search and found two sealed bags of clear, white pow­der and an­other with green veg­etable mat­ter which he iden­ti­fied as cannabis.

“Dixon ad­mit­ted the drugs were his and said they were just for per­sonal use. He made a full ad­mis­sion.”

Trevor Fee­hily, de­fend­ing, said that un­em­ployed Dixon was an oc­ca­sional user who re­alised it was time to stop.

He said: “He is an oc­ca­sional user who does not have an ad­dic­tion or any long-stand­ing prob­lems of that na­ture. His part­ner is ex­pect­ing her first child, he recog­nises it’s time to put his bad habits be­hind him.”

Dixon was fined £70 and or­dered to pay £85 costs. Speak­ing af­ter the sen­tenc­ing Peter Nash, chair­man of the bench, said: “We hope that you take the ad­vice and will be more sen­si­ble on your way for­ward.”

●● iPads are be­ing used by staff at Mac­cles­field Hos­pi­tal

●● Wes­ley Dixon was fined af­ter be­ing caught in pos­ses­sion of drugs

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