Student thrown off course after cannabis find at Bircham Newton college

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910143711
The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910143711

An apprentice was thrown off a course at a West Norfolk college after cannabis was found in his room.

Charlie Reynolds, 18, pleaded guilty to possessing the class B drug during a hearing in Lynn yesterday.

The case came to light after staff at the CITB complex in Bircham Newton carried out a search of students’ rooms on June 23.

Jane Foster, prosecuting, said weighing scales and three vacumn packs containing the drug were found in Reynolds’ room.

Although he initially denied the drugs belonged to him, he later admitted to police that they were his and he had divided them up in order to keep track of his usage.

Ruth Johnson, mitigating, said Reynolds, of Rosedale Road, Swindon, had been asked to leave his course as a result of the discovery and had been severely reprimanded by his employer, though his apprenticeship was continuing.

She added that, having previously used the drug almost daily, he had not used it all since the incident.

Reynolds was fined £100 and told to pay £50 costs, plus a £20 victim surcharge.