WISBECH: Man who pleaded with court to let brother on Trisha tv show on drugs charges

A MAN who pleaded with magistrates to give his alcoholic brother a chance to appear on the Trisha TV show earlier this year was in court himself this week, facing a drugs charge. Back in May, Andrew Johnson-Denney claimed to be a reformed drug user, and d

A MAN who pleaded with magistrates to give his alcoholic brother a chance to appear on the Trisha TV show earlier this year was in court himself this week, facing a drugs charge.

Back in May, Andrew Johnson-Denney claimed to be a reformed drug user, and drug free -- but on Tuesday magistrates were told that the 44-year-old had a £200 a week cannabis habit

The court heard how police found cannabis at Johnson-Denney's home just days after his brother's court case, when alcoholic Ricky Noonan had his sentencing adjourned for a week, so he could appear on the Trisha Goodard show, in a bid to straighten himself out.

Noonan never appeared on the show, and the next week was jailed for breaching his community order.


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Johnson-Denney, 44, of Stow Road, Wisbech, admitted possessing 49.75 grams of cannabis on May 30.

Prosecuting, Andrew Williams said police executed a warrant at Johnson-Denney's address under the Misuse of Drugs Act, and found one bag of cannabis behind a computer monitor, and another bag under a duvet.

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Johnson-Denney had bought one ounce of the drug for £110 from a Portuguese man, who had left the second bag at the property. He smoked 10 to 15 joints a day, and an ounce of the drug would last him three or four days.

After hearing that Johnson-Denney was in breach of a suspended jail sentence imposed on him by Cambridge Crown Court in June last year for an offence of handling stolen property, the court committed him for sentence back to the Cambridge court.

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