Sutton man with dozens of previous convictions caught with amphetamine

A Sutton man with 64 previous convictions for 165 offences was found with amphetamine when police searched his flat, a court heard.

Wednesday, 11th May 2022, 9:24 am
Updated Wednesday, 11th May 2022, 9:59 am

Angus Mason was arrested at his home on Woods Hill for a separate matter, on March 24, at 10am, but no further action was taken, said prosecutor Rachel Gowans.

A bag containing 15 grams of the drug was found in his pocket, she said, and he made no comment when he was interviewed.

Mason, aged 39, who represented himself, admitted possession at the first opportunity when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court.

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Mansfield Magistrates Court.

The court heard he has ‘numerous’ previous convictions for drugs offences, and was last in court in December, for driving while disqualified on an electric scooter.

He already owes £3,961 to the courts in fines and costs.

Magistrates gave him a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a £22 victim surcharge which will be consolidated with his outstanding debts.

Forfeiture and destruction of the drugs were also ordered.

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