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Drugs offences

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: October 30, 2013

A BODMIN man has been sent to Truro Crown Court for sentence on conditional bail after admitting drugs offences committed in breach of a suspended prison sentence.

When he appeared before Bodmin magistrates in custody on Monday, October 14, 26-year-old Andrew Kelly, of Paull Road, pleaded guilty to possession of 0.42g of heroin valued at £25.30 and 0.8g of cannabis worth £8 on October 7, and 0.1g of cannabis

on Sunday, October 13.

Terry Eastwood, for the prosecution, said that Kelly had been stop-checked by a police officer at the junction of the Finn VC estate and Kingsway on October 7 and found with the two drugs.

In the early hours of Sunday, October 13, police were then called to a disturbance at Berrycombe Road, Bodmin, and when Kelly was searched a small amount of herbal cannabis was found, valued at £1.

The offences put him in breach of a nine-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, with drug rehabilitation, imposed by the Crown Court earlier this year for several offences of burglary and theft.

Paul Burley, for the defence, said that the offences had involved very small amounts of drugs. Kelly had not always given clear tests under his order but had engaged with his supervisor.

His is due to be sentenced at Truro Crown Court on November 12.

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