Exmouth man admits drug possession after mum found his stash

PUBLISHED: 17:29 16 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:29 16 January 2018

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Nathaniel Darby, 23, of Nelson Drive, admitted possession of the controlled drug at Exeter Magistrates Court.

An Exmouth man’s drug use landed him in court when his mum found his stash of cannabis in her kitchen and told police.

Nathaniel Darby, 23, of Nelson Drive, Littleham, admitted possessing 15.88 grams of the class-B controlled drug when he appeared at Exeter Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

Magistrates handed Darby a conditional discharge and ordered him to pay £20 in costs. The forfeiture and destruction of the cannabis was also ordered.

Defending Darby, solicitor Rob Jacobs told the court how Darby has been 80 per cent deaf since a young age, suffers with anxiety and depression, and has been making efforts to cut down on his cannabis habit.

The court heard how on September 7 last year, police received a call from Darby’s mum saying there was a tub of cannabis and cash in her kitchen.

Darby attended Exmouth Police station voluntarily and admitted the cannabis was his for ‘personal use’. He said the cash was also his.

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