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Crosby man fined for lack of car tax and possession of cannabis

Surprised at drug in tobacco pouch

A man’s been fined after admitting driving without car tax and possessing cannabis.

James Gibson Collinson, of Eyreton Lea in Crosby, appeared before magistrates at Douglas courthouse.

The 23-year-old was stopped by police in the early hours of 24 January as he drove his BMW through Heather Crescent in Pulrose.

A search of his car uncovered 0.2 grammes of cannabis, worth around £4.

The court heard Collinson had been caught with drugs before and referred to a help agency.

His advocate told the court Collinson was surprised to discover the cannabis in a tobacco pouch.

Magistrates fined him £100 for having no car tax and £100 for possessing the class B drug.

They also ordered him to pay £50 towards prosecution costs.

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