Hempton teen had cannabis joint behind ear when arrested
A teenager had a cannabis joint behind his ear when he was arrested by Norfolk Police.
Officers had been called to an incident on the advice of an ambulance crew, magistrates in Lynn heard on Thursday.
Louie Seppings, 19, was arrested over a matter and was searched.
That’s when the roll-up containing 0.1 gram of cannabis was seized, said prosecutor Hannah Butler.
She said Seppings, of King George Road, Hempton, had been on bail at the time of the drug offence on April 26.
In court, he pleaded guilty to possession of a class-B controlled drug.
Solicitor George Sorrell said in mitigation that it was a very small amount and his client had shown signs of improving his life now that Seppings’ grandfather had offered accommodation and taken him under his wing.
“His grandfather got the defendant some work in his son’s garage. They found out that he’s really quite gifted,” added Mr Sorrell, who said it was a case of “horses for courses”.
His client had mental health issues, said the solicitor, and while it was wrong of Seppings to rely on cannabis, there was “reason to expect that he might do well in future.”
Seppings was fined £80 for the offence.
He also pleaded guilty to a separate matter of failing to provide information of the driver of a Suzuki Swift at Lowestoft on October 6 and was given six penalty points and a £120 fine.
He was also ordered to pay £34 victim surcharge.