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Man to be sentenced after caught with cannabis

20-year-old admits possession

A Douglas man will be sentenced later this month after being caught with 6.6 grammes of cannabis resin.

Twenty-year-old Cairo Dean Benjamin of Sumark Croft appeared before magistrates at Douglas Courthouse.

 

He admitted one charge of possessing the class B drug, and prosecution advocate Barry Swain withdrew a further charge of obstructing a police drugs search.

 

Mr Swain said police were on patrol on Anagh Coar Lane on 17 March when they spotted Benjamin, who immediately fled.

 

They caught him a short distance away and asked why he'd run off – he admitted he was carrying cannabis, which turned out to have a street value of £37.68.

 

Magistrates adjourned the case until 19 September for reports and Benjamin was bailed to that date.

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