Buxton man’s arrest led to cannabis find

High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.

High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.

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A Buxton man arrested after being seen urinating on a car was found to be in possession of drugs, a court was told.

High Peak Magistrates’ Court heard how Neville Chudy, 35, had been taken into police custody on September 26 on suspicion of causing criminal damage.

John Cooper, prosecuting, said: “During the journey he was making comments about his arrest being a joke, and said he had a bit of weed in his pocket.”

When he was searched at the police station he was found to be in possession of a cannabis grinder containing a very small amount of cannabis.

Chudy, of Alma Street, admitted possession of the Class B drug.

Kirsten Collings, defending, said it was a straightforward matter and involved a very low value amount.

She said Chudy, who had a number of health difficulties, was not currently working but was actively seeking employment.

Magistrates conditionally discharged Chudy for 12 months and ordered that the drugs and grinder by forfeited and destroyed.

The court ordered him to pay a total of £230, consisting of a £180 criminal court charge, £35 prosecution costs and a £15 government victim surcharge.