Court Round-up: Cocaine driving and meat thefts among criminal cases in Sunderland

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The following cases have been dealt with at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court.

Graham Carradus, 29, of Argyle Square, Sunderland was given an absolute discharge after pleading guilty to the criminal damage of a blue Mercedes on April 24.

Duncan McKeith, 42, of Cairo Street, Sunderland, was fined £25 after he was found guilty in his absence of being drunk and disorderly in Green Terrace on July 21. He was also told to pay a victim surcharge of £20, costs of £85 and a criminal courts charge of £150.

John Morrison, 38, of no fixed address, has been jailed for 28 days after pleading guilty to theft of £79.98 worth of electrical items from British Home Stores on September 3. He was also told to pay a victim surcharge of £80 and a criminal courts charge of £150.

Daniel Bates, 33, of Redheugh Court, Gateshead, has been jailed for eight weeks and banned from the roads for two years after pleading guilty to driving over the prescribed limit for cocaine on Wessington Way, Sunderland on April 17. He was also told to pay a victim surcharge of £80 and criminal courts charge of £150.

Paul McIver, 35, of Edwin Street, Houghton, was given an absolute discharge after admitting being drunk and disorderly in Newbottle Street, on August 19.

Raymond Ramsay, 48, of Miller Terrac, Silksworth, was given a 12-month conditional discharge after pleading guilty to theft of meat products worth £48 from Sainsbury’s on August 7. He was told to pay compensation of £48, victim surcharge of £15, and a criminal courts charge of £150.

Paul Britton, 43, of Perth Road, Plains Farm, was sentenced to a conditional discharge for 12 months, after admitting causing harassment, alarm or distress on August 2. He was also told to pay a victim surcharge of £15, prosecution costs of £85, and a criminal courts charge of £150.