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Double amputee granted absolute discharge by magistrates

A double amputee has been granted an absolute discharge by Haverfordwest magistrates after admitting possessing a total of 7.5 grams of herbal cannabis.

The Bench was told that shortly after his arrest by police officers on June 24, 2022, Casper Poczapsky, 30, was legally prescribed cannabis by his GP.

“He’s autistic, is a double amputee as you can see, and he has severe mental health issues,” his solicitor Mr Tom Lloyd told magistrates when he appeared before them in a wheelchair today (Tuesday).

“The cannabis that was found was for his own personal use and subsequently cannabis was legally prescribed to him for medical reasons.”

Mr Poczapsky, of Maes yr Eglwys, Solva, was stopped by police officers as he drove his vehicle through Haverfordwest at around 7.30pm on June 24.

The officers noticed that a passenger sitting inside the vehicle had white powder around his nose. They subsequently asked the defendant if he had any drugs on him and he confirmed that he was in possession of cannabis. He produced a bag containing 3.5grams of the illegal Class B drug.

A further search of his property revealed an additional four grams. The approximate street value of the 7.5 grams found in his possession amounted to £30.

Mr Poczapsky was granted an absolute discharge and no order was made for him to pay fines, costs nor a court surcharge. A destruction order was imposed for the cannabis