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Downham Market man James Williams in court after police found cannabis at his home during welfare check





“I would rather hold my hands up to it,” were the words of a 57-year-old Downham man who admitted having cannabis on him.

James Williams, of Ryston End, appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday where prosecutor Abdul Khan explained that police visited his property on January 15.

The court heard that officers had gone to carry out a welfare check on Williams but found a wrap with a small quantity of the Class B drug at his property.

James Williams appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday
James Williams appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday

Williams, who has a history of committing drug offences dating back to 1986, was subsequently arrested. He had last appeared before the court in 2010.

In mitigation, George Sorrell said: “He seeks comfort in cannabis. It was a small quantity - he is trying his best.”

Magistrates handed Williams a six-month conditional discharge and ordered he pay a victim surcharge of £26 and court costs of £50.



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