Dagenham clubber slammed with £415 fine for cocaine possession


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A night out ended up costing a clubber more than he bargained for after he was ordered to pay £415 for possessing cocaine.

Daniel Gary Doe, 21, of Valence Wood Road, Dagenham, was caught with the class A drug at Cameo night club in Romford.

He pleaded guilty at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on June 19, with his mother in the court room for moral support.

Prosecuting, Andria Scantlebury, explained in the early hours of bank holiday Monday, May 26, a witness informed managers of the club that Daniel was taking the drug.

Defending, Mrs Cargill, said: “He has never participated in taking class A drugs before and after this will never do it again.

She added: “He’s a hard working man and I ask that you deal with this today. His mum is here and she’s very upset and disappointed.”

The bench said they gave him full credit for his early guilty plea and added: “We’re going to dispose of this matter today and draw a line under it.

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“All of your career aspirations could have gone out the window because this does require a custodial sentence.”

The bench ordered him to pay a £300 fine, with £85 prosecution costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

They warned: “If you don’t pay it in the time set out you could end up in custody for none payment,” adding, “now let that be a lesson to you.”