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£250 fine for man caught with £20 of cannabis

47-year-old told police: "There's no point denying it" 

A Douglas man has been fined £250 after being caught with £20 worth of cannabis.

Ian Ronald Goldsmith, of Empire Terrace, was searched by police on 11 March at an address in Derby Square.

The 47-year-old was arrested and told officers: “You found it on me – there’s no point denying it.”

He admitted possessing the Class B substance during an appearance at Douglas Courthouse telling the court: “It’s a small amount – it was for personal use.”

High Bailiff Jayne Hughes said the offence was aggravated due to previous similar convictions and ordered him to pay prosecution costs of £125.  

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