Man tried to eat his stash of cannabis

Hayes & Harlington Gazette - - News -

A DRUG taker caught in the act tried to eat his stash of cannabis af­ter see­ing po­lice walk up to his car in Hayes.

Ab­dirisak Hersi, 26, ad­mit­ted the cannabis was his at Uxbridge Mag­is­trates Court and must now pay a fine of £250.

Hayes Town Cen­tre’s po­lice ac­count tweeted on Wed­nes­day Novem­ber 28 along with Hersi’s pic­ture: “If you lock your­self in your ve­hi­cle and try to eat your stash we will still charge you and you will still be con­victed.”

On Septem­ber 3, at around 4pm, plain-clothes of­fi­cers from Hayes Po­lice Sta­tion stopped Hersi, who lives in Ju­niper Way, Hayes, while he was driving in Swift Close. As of­fi­cers ap­proached his car, Hersi closed his win­dow and locked the doors be­fore try­ing to scoff the ev­i­dence.

A spokesman for the po­lice said: “Of­fi­cers ap­proached the ve­hi­cle on foot. Hersi had his win­dow open through which the of­fi­cers could smell cannabis.

“On recog­nis­ing po­lice Hersi closed the win­dow, locked the doors and pro­ceeded to eat the con­tents of a small plas­tic con­tainer that con­tained cannabis.

“Even­tu­ally of­fi­cers ac­cessed the ve­hi­cle where Hersi was detained and searched.”

Hersi pleaded guilty to pos­ses­sion of cannabis at Uxbridge Mag­is­trates Court on Oc­to­ber 27, where he was sen­tenced on the same day. He has been or­dered to pay a fine of £250, a vic­tim sur­charge of £30 and £85 in Crown Pros­e­cu­tion Ser­vice costs. His drugs were de­stroyed.

Ab­dirisak Hersi

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