Man found smok­ing joint on doorstep

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A MAN was fined af­ter po­lice found him smok­ing a joint on his doorstep.

Gavin Bay­ley, 28, was found by of­fi­cers smok­ing cannabis out­side his home on War­dour Close, Macclesfield, mag­is­trates heard.

Deb­bie Byrne, pros­e­cut­ing at Macclesfield Mag­is­trates Court, said: “The de­fen­dant was stand­ing in the door­way smok­ing a cannabis rollup.

“He was asked if there was any more in the house and ad­mit­ted there was.

“Of­fi­cers re­trieved a small quan­tity of cannabis in a snap bag.

“He said it was for his per­sonal use and he’d paid £40 for it.”

Bay­ley pleaded guilty to pos­sess­ing cannabis on April 1.

The court heard he has four pre­vi­ous court ap­pear­ances for six of­fences.

The de­fen­dant, rep­re­sent­ing him­self in court, spoke to mag­is­trates only to tell them he earns £1,600 a month and has two chil­dren and a mort­gage.

Mag­is­trates fined Bay­ley £265 and or­dered him to pay £85 costs and a £27 vic­tim sur­charge.

Adrian Long, chair­man of the bench, said: “We note your prompt guilty plea and that you don’t have past drug of­fences, although you don’t have an en­tirely clean record.”

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