A MAN has been fined after police caught him with cannabis in Flintshire.

Peter Greene, of Chapel Street in Connahs Quay, appeared at Mold Magistrates Court on Thursday.

The 58-year-old admitted that on November 17 last year he had in his possession a quantity of cannabis.

Prosecutor Rhian Jackson told the court that on the day in question, a vehicle driven by Greene was stopped by police in Connah's Quay.

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He admitted to officers he "had some weed on him" and handed over a small bag containing cannabis.

Greene was arrested and interviewed, during which he said the cannabis had been for his own use.

He had 20 previous convictions for 34 offences - five of which were drugs related.


Andrew Holliday, defending, made brief representations to the court on his client's behalf.

He said Greene fully cooperated with the police and is on Universal Credit.

District Judge Gwyn Jones fined the defendant £140 for the possession and ordered him to pay £85 costs, as well as a £56 victim surcharge.

"You don't get the cannabis back," the Judge told him.