Man caught with drugs after argument with his mother on Christmas Eve

A man was found in possession of drugs after an argument with his mum at her Wearside home led to his arrest, a court heard.

Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 12:29 pm

Adam Stewart, 30, of no fixed abode, was given a conditional discharge after appearing before magistrates who heard he had no previous convictions and no incidents relating to drugs.

South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court was told Stewart was arrested on Christmas Eve following the domestic bust up and found with amphetamine, a controlled Class B substance, when searched at a police station.

Prosecutor Clare Irving said: “He was arrested for a domestic incident, no charges follow. Once in the custody area, he was searched, and amphetamine found.

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The case was heard at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court

“He has no previous convictions and no drugs matters.”

David Forrester, defending, said a relationship Stewart had been in had broken down and he had moved in with his mother.

He added: “There’s very little to say. It was his mum’s address, it was an argument with his mum.”

District Judge Natalie Wortley said: “You had no previous convictions, you now have your first conviction. I’m prepared to sentence you right at the bottom of the range.”

Stewart must pay £85 court costs and a £21 victim surcharge.