Drugs and stolen property found at Buxton man’s home

High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.
High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.

A police search of a Buxton man’s home revealed he was in possession of a quantity of drugs along with stolen property.

High Peak Magistrates’ Court heard how officers found two different forms of amphetamine, one of Class A and the other Class B, during the search of Dale Bradshaw’s home address on September 8.

John Cooper, prosecuting, said police also found a projector worth £169.95, which had been stolen during a burglary in Buxton, along with a tablet computer worth £800 that had been stolen from WH Smith.

Bradshaw, 32, of Doveridge Grove, told police he had bought the projector from an associate, and that the tablet computer had been among the belongings left by a friend who had been staying at the address.

The defendant admitted two offences relating to the possession of the drugs, and two of handling stolen goods

James Riley, defending, said: “In respect of the tablet, that was something that had been a disputed matter because the property was left by someone.

“The drugs offences are simple possession.”

Mr Riley said Bradshaw had been making inroads into his drug habit.

He urged the magistrates to assist the defendant and enable him to continue his own good work by imposing a drug treatment requirement, as well as following the recommendation of the Probation Service and impose a community-based sentence.

Bradshaw was sentenced to a 12-month community order by High Peak magistrates with a six-month drug rehabilitation requirement, plus 120 hours of unpaid work and a rehabilitation activity requirement.

He must also pay £620 court costs and a £60 government surcharge.