Family man’s drugs

POLICE found over £200 worth of cannabis after searching the car and home of a Chapel-en-le-Frith man, High Peak magistrates heard on Monday.

Richard Tavernor, 37, of Market Street, admitted the 100.51 grammes of the Class B drug, found on March 16, were his and would last about a week.

Trevor Feehily, defending, said Tavernor, a family man and self-employed builder, believed the drug calmed him down and helped him sleep.

Tavernor was fined £200, ordered to pay £85 costs and £15 government surcharge. Magistrates also ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs.