Man fined for drug offences
A Pembroke man caught with a small quantity of cannabis and scales was yesterday fined $1,800.
Michael Clamens was stopped on Gibbs Hill in Southampton on May 11 after police spotted him driving erratically.
Officers arrested the 40-year-old on suspicion of impaired driving after smelling intoxicants on his breath and noticing he was unsteady on his feet.
When Clamens was searched, police discovered two twists of cannabis in his pockets, more than $200 in cash and a set of scales.
Clamens admitted possessing cannabis which was intended for supply and possessing scales for use in connection with the preparation of a controlled drug.
Clamens told the court: “The whole situation was just a reckless situation. I do apologise.”
Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo imposed a fine of $1,500 for possession of cannabis and a $300 fine for possession of the scales. The fines must be paid by January 31.
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