Drug addict found with cannabis while on treatment order

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A DRUG addict has appeared in court after police found cannabis in his home while he was on a court-imposed drug treatment plan.

Christopher Winspear, 26, was arrested on December 13, at his home in Washington, on an unrelated matter, Sunderland magistrates heard.

Officers found three, self-seal bags with £10 worth of cannabis inside, and Winspear, of Manor View, Concord, pleaded guilty to possession of a Class B drug.

Philippa Wylie, defending, said, Winspear is subject to a drug rehabilitation requirement (DRR), which he is now complying with.

“He had a few blips at the back end of last year,” Ms Wylie said.

“This was committed when he had a problem with drugs and he was in the infancy of a DRR.”

He was given a one-year conditional discharge and told to pay £40 and a £15 victim surcharge.