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Routine car stop led to discovery of £400 of cannabis in rucksack

A PASSENGER in a car pulled over due to a defective light was found to have almost £400 worth of cannabis in his rucksack.

On Tuesday, December 31, Corri Broadhurst, aged 28 of Incline Way, Saundersfoot, appeared before Haverfordwest Magistrates charged with possession of cannabis. He pleaded guilty to the offence.

Opening for the CPS, Ms Sian Vaughan told the Bench that on December 13, Police pulled over a car on the A478 near Templeton because a vehicle light was not working properly.

On approaching the car to speak with the driver, officers detected a strong smell of cannabis coming from the inside.
Broadhurst was a passenger in the car.

When Police searched his belongings, they found 39.2 grammes of cannabis in his rucksack.

For the Defence, Mike Kelleher told Magistrates that his client accepted responsibility for his offending. He said that his client recently became a father and, since becoming a father he had given up both drugs and alcohol. Broadhurst, Mr Kelleher said, was actively looking for work and trying to ‘man up’ to face his responsibilities as a parent.

His client had existing fines, Mr Kelleher said, and was paying them regularly via a payment card.

Magistrates fined Broadhurst £120 (reduced from £180 for his early guilty plea), levied a £32 victim support surcharge, and imposed £85 prosecution costs to be consolidated with his existing fines.