�100 fine for Fenland dad who stuffed cannabis into rectum and challenged police to retrieve it
A FATHER of two stuffed cannabis into his rectum and challenged a female police officer to retrieve the drug, a court heard.
Solly Smith had been asleep when officers turned up at his home in the early hours - and officers took possession of the class B drug from his pocket.
Smith was “groggy and confused” when he awoke, and seemed annoyed to find police in his bedroom.
Prosecutor Emma Duckett told Fenland magistrates: “He snatched the cannabis from an officer, put his hands down his trousers and tucked the drug into his rectum.”
Smith was taken to the police station after telling officers: “now try to get it back.”
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But an application for an intimate search was refused “because the drug posed no danger to the defendant”, explained Miss Duckett.
Smith, 28, of Hassock Way, Wimblington, admitted obstructing a police officer acting under the powers of the Misuse of Drugs Act.
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Solicitor Kevin Warboys said smith smokes a small amount of cannabis, but not in front of his children.
Mr Warboys said: “He went to bed after having a fair amount to drink; he went to sleep and was not prepared for the police visit.
“He became aware that officers were in possession of a small amount of his remaining cannabis. He took it back and officers were unable to retrieve it; it was a small amount of herbal cannabis.”
Fining Smith �100, presiding magistrate Peter Waterfield said: “If you are drinking and buying cannabis, presumably your children are going without.”
Unemployed Smith protested, saying he spent no more than �10 a fortnight on cannabis and seldom drank alcohol.
Mr Waterfield said: “It seems strange to us that you do that on family benefits.”