In the courts

Southend Standard: In the courts In the courts

Jack Harbour, 21, of Whitmore Way, Basildon, admitted possession of cannabis. He was caught with the drug in North Stifford on October 17.He was fined £75, ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £85 towards the cost of the prosecution. The drugs were forfeited.

Mark Higgins, 21, of Clay Hill Road, Basildon, admitted possession of cannabis. He was caught with the drug in Basildon on October 17. He was fined £110, ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and to pay costs of £85. The drugs were forfeited.

Ian Hunter, 45, of Long Riding, Basildon, admitted producing cannabis. He produced the drug in Basildon on October 16. He was given a community order and ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work. He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £60 and court costs of £85. Hunter was ordered to forfeit the cannabis and paraphernalia.

James Smith, 27, of Redwood Chase, South Ockendon, admitted drink driving. He was caught driving on the Mayflower Industrial Estate, Basildon, on October 17. He had 54mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath – the legal limit is 35mg. He was disqualified from driving for 15 months, fined £400 and ordered to pay £85 court costs and £40 victim surcharge.

Ashley Wellman-Morley, 29, of Montague Street, Basildon, admitted shoplifting. On September 29 she stole a Ted Baker gift set, worth £18, from Boots. On September 23 she stole meat worth £29.53 from the Coop.She was given a four-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and must undergo a drugs rehabilitation programme.

Stevan Brownlie, 27, of Love Lane, Aveley, admitted assaulting a policeman and breaching a suspended sentence. He assaulted PC Luke Pitchford on October 31 while he was carrying out his duty. On September 16 he used threatening words and behaviour while subject to a suspended sentence issued by South Cambridgeshire Magistrates’ Court. Brownlie was jailed for six weeks.

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