Bouncers caught Mansfield grandad with cocaine in club toilet

A Mansfield grandfather was embarrassed to be caught with cocaine in a nightclub toilet moments after buying the drug, a court has heard.

Thursday, 3rd November 2016, 4:57 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:55 pm
Mansfield Magistrates Court

Melvyn Parker, 49, of Mayfair Avenue, admitted possession of the Class A drug when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrates Court on Thursday.

The court heard he was caught by door staff with £40 of the drug, for personal use, on October 16.

Tim Haines, mitigating, said: “He has grown-up children and grandchildren. He finds himself embarrassed to be here. He was under the influence of alcohol at the time.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

“He made the foolish decision to buy cocaine under the watchful eye of door staff.”

The court heard he had a previous conviction for possession of a Class A drug in 2013.

Magistrate John Perry told Parker: “You are maybe getting a bit old for this. Maybe this will be the last time. It would be nice to think so. The big 50 is coming up.”

Parker was fined £350 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £35 and costs of £85.