A MAN has been spared jail after being found with cannabis in his home.
Police searched Wayne Carr’s home in Arnold Street, Boldon Colliery, in October last year and found 45.8 grams of cannabis in his kitchen.
Barry Robson, prosecuting, told Newcastle Crown Court: “This is a man with a considerable cannabis habit.”
Carr, 39, told police the drug was for his own personal use and pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis.
Judge Brian Forster told Carr: “You have things in life that are important to you, such as your partner.
“I understand you had a heavy addiction at the time but what you did was actually madness.
“You are putting everything at risk for yourself.”
Judge Forster sentenced Carr, of Charles Street, Boldon Colliery, to six months in prison suspended for 15 months.
Judge Foster added: “I have given you a real opportunity today so I hope you take it.”
Carr was given 15 months of supervision and ordered to complete 100 hours’ unpaid work. He must also pay a victim surcharge of £80.