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Small piece of cannabis gets man big fine

20-year-old pleads guilty to possession of class B drug

Having a tiny piece of cannabis worth just £4 has cost a Douglas man £200.

Twenty-year-old Tyler Jack Snape of Anagh Coar Road appeared before High Bailiff Jayne Hughes at Douglas courthouse.

He pleaded guilty to possessing 0.2 grammes of the class B drug when he was searched by police in Princes Street in Douglas on 1 December last year.

Snape, who had previous convictions was fined £200 and ordered to pay £50 towards prosecution costs.

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