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Man admits possessing cannabis and scales

A 43-year-old Devonshire man has pleaded guilty to possessing 9.18 grams of cannabis and two digital scales.

Appearing in Magistrates’ Court this morning, Stephen Ming admitted having the drugs and drug equipment in his possession in Devonshire on February 13.

The court heard that police officers stopped Ming as he was walking after noting that he appeared nervous.

Ming was searched and a small pouch was found, which he said was his “smoke pack”.

Inside the pouch was a plastic container that held two small plastic bags containing plant material.

When asked about their content, Ming said it was “weed” for his personal use.

He was arrested and taken to Hamilton Police Station.

Police officers executed a search warrant at his residence and seized more cannabis as well as two digital scales.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo ordered a social inquiry report and a drug assessment, granted Ming $2,000 bail and adjourned the matter to October 27 for sentencing.

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