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Man admits having cocaine, drug equipment

Court reports were ordered on a man who admitted having cocaine and drug equipment.

Magistrates’ Court heard that Nelson Pacheco, 32, was stopped by police while driving along Reid Street on February 9 last year.

The officers found several plastic twists containing white powder under his motorbike seat.

Officer’s later searched Pacheco’s Hamilton Parish home and found a digital scale and a red metal grinder.

Lab tests later confirmed that the twists contained 0.41g of cocaine and the scale and the grinder both had traces of cannabis.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo adjourned sentencing until the end of next month and ordered a Social Inquiry Report and a drug assessment on Pacheco.

Pacheco was released on $3,000 bail and ordered to observe drug treatment court.

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