Couple allowed use of cannabis at parties

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A couple who held regular drug-fuelled parties at their Glossop home have been fined.

High Peak Magistrates’ Court heard how Dean and Stephanie Doodson would have parties for a small number of family and friends at their High Street West home.

Dean Doodson’s nephew, Craig Bowler, would buy cannabis which he would then place on a table for anyone to use, prosecutor John Cooper said. On November 27, 2013, a search was carried out at the Doodson’s home during which cannabis resin, scales and mobile telephones were found. In interview, Stephanie Doodson admitted she used cannabis in the evening when the couple’s two children were in bed.

Dean Doodson said they would hold parties for around five people once or twice a month when the children were not in the house. The last party was a few days earlier on November 23. Craig Bowler told officers he had bought £50 worth of cannabis to take to the party.

Dean, 35, and Stephanie, 25, admitted possessing cannabis and allowing the smoking of cannabis on their premises.

Bowler, 27, of Monyash Place, Glossop, admitted supplying cannabis.

Kirsten Collings, defending, said: “Craig Bowler took the cannabis along to the party. He received no financial gain for it other than alcohol at the end of the night if there was something left.

“Stephanie and Dean Doodson didn’t realise that this would get them into so much trouble.”

Dean and Stephanie Doodson were each fined £169 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 surcharge. Bowler was fined £150 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 surcharge.