City man fi­nally jailed for cul­ti­vat­ing cannabis plants af­ter be­ing on run for 7 years

Warwickshire Telegraph - - NEWS - By BEN EC­CLE­STON

A COVEN­TRY man has fi­nally been jailed af­ter be­ing on the run for SEVEN YEARS.

Jus­tice was served on Brian Sam­son O’Neil when he fi­nally took his place in the dock at Coven­try Mag­is­trates’ Court.

He was jailed af­ter plead­ing guilty to cul­ti­vat­ing 22 cannabis plants back in June 2011 and fail­ing to an­swer bail in Septem­ber of that year.

Mag­is­trates sen­tenced O’Neil, 43, of Mid­dle­bor­ough Road, Rad­ford, to 26 weeks be­hind bars, stat­ing that be­ing on the run for seven years was clearly an ag­gra­vat­ing fac­tor.

Other cases heard at Coven­try Mag­is­trates’ Court from Septem­ber 24 and 25 in­cluded:

Paul Whit­taker, 50, of Rad­ford Road, Rad­ford, ad­mit­ted steal­ing a pair of ladies boots worth £24.99 from De­ich­mann shoes, steal­ing two pairs of shoes worth £47.98 from De­ich­mann Shoes, steal­ing four sets of Sony head­phones worth £70 from Boots and wil­fully ob­struct­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer in the ex­e­cu­tion of their duty. He was given a com­mu­nity order in­clud­ing a drug re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion re­quire­ment, fined £50 and or­dered to pay a to­tal of £178 and £65 court costs.

Laura Salia, 30, of Har­nall Lane West, Hill­fields, ad­mit­ted two counts of steal­ing meat worth a to­tal of £64 from Sains­bury’s, steal­ing meat and al­co­hol worth £89 from Sains­bury’s, steal­ing fra­grance and per­fume worth £395 from Deben­hams, steal­ing food and al­co­hol worth £87 from Tesco, fail­ing to an­swer bail and com­mit­ting an of­fence while sub­ject to a con­di­tional dis­charge for shoplift­ing. She was sent to prison for 18 weeks due to “high level of of­fend­ing” and com­mit­ted while on bail.

Nisha Vaghela, 28, of Quil­letts Close, Bell Green, ad­mit­ted driv­ing while dis­qual­i­fied, driv­ing with­out in­sur­ance and com­mit­ting an of­fence while sub­ject to a com­mu­nity order for ex­cess al­co­hol and dan­ger­ous driv­ing. She was handed a 20-week prison sen­tence sus­pended for a year (12 weeks for new of­fence and eight weeks for old of­fence), banned from driv­ing for 51 months and or­dered to pay £135 court costs and a £115 vic­tim sur­charge.

Paul Buddy, 30, of HMP Hewell, ad­mit­ted steal­ing a bi­cy­cle worth £585, driv­ing with­out in­sur­ance and driv­ing with­out a li­cence. He was fined £50, had six points en­dorsed on his driv­ing li­cence and was or­dered to pay £585 com­pen­sa­tion and a £30 vic­tim sur­charge.

Adam Flude, 19, of Burn­ham Road, Whit­ley, ad­mit­ted caus­ing £200 worth of dam­age to a front win­dow at the Fly­ing Stan­dard pub. He was given a 12-month con­di­tional dis­charge and or­dered to pay £200 com­pen­sa­tion and a £20 vic­tim sur­charge.

Thomas Henry, 26, of Brays Lane, Stoke, ad­mit­ted pos­ses­sion of an of­fen­sive weapon (pick axe han­dle) in a pub­lic place and two counts of drug­driv­ing (co­caine and Ben­zoylec­go­nine). He was given a com­mu­nity order in­clud­ing a re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion ac­tiv­ity re­quire­ment, fined £800, banned from driv­ing for 18 months and or­dered to pay £185 court costs and a £85 vic­tim sur­charge.

Cal­lum Hyde, 30, of Tor­ring­ton Av­enue, Tile Hill, ad­mit­ted pro­duc­ing cannabis, dis­hon­estly caus­ing elec­tric­ity to be wasted or di­verted, pos­ses­sion of a weapon de­signed or adapted to dis­charge an elec­tri­cal charge and pos­ses­sion of steroids. He was given a com­mu­nity order in­clud­ing 200 hours un­paid work and or­dered to pay £185 court costs and a £85 vic­tim sur­charge.

Jus­tice was fi­nally dealt to Brian Sam­son O’Neil at Coven­try Mag­is­trates Court

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