Sutton motorcyclist bought cocaine as a birthday treat for himself, court hears

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A Sutton motorcyclist who was arrested after a police chase admitted he had bought cocaine as a ‘birthday treat’ for himself.

Ricky Lee Palmer 32 of Pepper Street, appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday where he pleaded guilty to possessing the class A drug.

The court heard Palmer had been arrested after police chased his motorbike in Sutton on August 6.

Prosecuting David Miles, said officers found a small bag of white powder hidden on him following his arrest for an alleged dangerous driving offence.

Tests showed that the bag contained cocaine.

Palmer, a window cleaner, said he had bought three bags of the drug for his personal use at his birthday party planned for the the following day.

He was tested and found positive for the drug.

Defending, Chris Perry, said his client used the drug as an ‘occasional treat’ occasionally and did not have a dependency on it.

For the possession of cocaine Palmer was fined £250 with costs of £85, a victim surcharge of £25 and criminal court charge of £180.

Palmer also faces charges of driving a vehicle dangerously on the A38 at Sutton on that day and using an unregistered off road motor cycle without insurance.

He made no plea to those charges and will appear at Nottingham Crown Court on October 14 in relation to them.