The following cases have been dealt with at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court.
Ryan Mylie aka Henderson, 23, of Fordham Road, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to driving a Citroen Berlingo van on Holmeside on August 31 when the proportion of cannabis in his blood exceeded the specified limit. He was fined £200 and told to pay a victim surcharge of £20, costs of £50 and a criminal courts charge of £150.
Merrick Ainslie, 32, of Toward Road, Sunderland, admitted the theft of a £429 TV from Asda in South Shields on October 16. He was jailed for six weeks, suspended for a year, and banned from entering Asda.
Nathan Bailey, 25, of Ainderby Walk, Hartlepool, admitted theft of DVDs and CDs worth £237 from Primark in Sunderland on December 2. He was given a one-year community order and banned from all branches of Primark for six months. He was told to pay a victim surcharge of £60 and criminal courts charge of £180.
Lee McCready, 32, of Gilsland Street, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to possession of amphetamine on November 18. He was fined £70 and was told to pay a victim surcharge of £20, costs of £50, and a courts charge of £180.
Darren Potts, 27, of Keats Avenue, Southwick, admitted theft of food worth £4.96 from Asda on December 1. He was fined £70, and was told to pay a victim surcharge of £20, costs of £50 and a £150 criminal courts charge.
Stephen Donkin, 28, of Fordenbridge Crescent, Sunderland, admitted possession of Diazepam and Temazepam on June 5. He was given a conditional discharge for 18 months and told to pay a victim surcharge of £15 and £85 costs.
Thomas Jones, 29, of Tatham Street, Sunderland, admitted assault on October 30. He was fined £70 with £50 compensation, a £20 victim surcharge, £85 costs of £85 and a £150 criminal courts charge.