Cannabis wraps found in Fenland man’s home after he was followed by police

POLICE found cannabis in a man’s home after following him as he drove a van in the early hours.

Officers discovered five wraps of the class C drug, along with weighing scales and a cannabis grinder, Fenland magistrates were told.

Ben Webb, 23, of John F Kennedy Court, Wisbech, admitted possessing the cannabis on January 5.

Magistrates gave him an 18-month conditional discharge; they ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs and paraphernalia, and ordered Webb to pay �85 costs.

The van driven by Webb was first spotted when it was parked on a pavement in Tydd St Giles, said prosecutor Andrea Fawcett.

She said: “Observations were kept, three men were seen returning to the van, and it was driven away. Police followed, the defendant was the driver.”

When Webb’s home was searched, electric scales and a grinder were found in the kitchen; five plastic bags of cannabis and some lose cannabis were discovered in a glass dish.

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Miss Fawcett continued: “He said he was a regular smoke of cannabis, he took it to deal with depression and suicidal tendencies.

“He smokes half an ounce a day, paid for from his job seeker’s allowance and money from friends.

“He weighs the drug to make sure he is not being ripped off.”

Solicitor Michael Hinchliffe said Webb was in possession of a small amount of cannabis, it had a low value, and he had no previous convictions.