A man’s ex-partner reported him to police after discovering he had taken cocaine.
Kieran Doherty, 33, was given a 12 month conditional discharge after pleading guilty to possession of the class A drug at a hearing in Lynn on Monday.
Mitigating solicitor George Sorrell said Doherty had “sought some comfort” in the substance when attending a wedding on August 13, following the recent breakdown in his relationship.
Although the woman invited him back to her home after the celebration, she contacted police when she found a bag containing the drug after it fell from Doherty’s pocket.
When officers arrived, she pushed him out of the door and passed the package to officers through a window, the bench heard.
Doherty, whom court papers listed as being of no fixed abode, was told to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.