Driver caught with crack cocaine in South Normanton

POLICE investigating reports of drug dealing in South Normanton caught a motorist with £160 worth of crack cocaine.

Officers went to Market Close at 10.30pm on 4th March and approached Scott Harrison’s car.

Harrison (26) was asked if he had any drugs and he was searched, Angela Hadfield, prosecuting, told Chesterfield magistrates on Monday

A plastic bag containing crack cocaine was found in his coat and he told police he had more inside the vehicle.

Harrison, a delivery driver, of Newlands Crescent, Newton, admitted possessing drugs. He was fined £345, with £85 costs, and the bench ordered the crack be destroyed.

“He had an addiction to cocaine and the amount he had was for personal use and intended for the weekend,” said his solicitor, Shahzad Raja.

Mr Raja said Harrison was co-operative with police and did not try to blame anyone else.