Dagenham man 21, admits having herbal cannabis

A 21-year-old man who was found with two bags of herbal cannabis was in breach of an earlier conditional discharge for possessing the drug.

Ashley Alderton, 21, of Rugby Road, Dagenham admitted possessing two bags of the class B drug on December 19 2013 at Barkingside Magistrates Court on January 6. He was fined £75, ordered to pay a surcharge of £20 and costs of £85.

Alderton also admitted he was in breach of an earlier 12-month conditional discharge imposed on him on July 19 for possessing cannabis. He was fined £75 for the breach.

Magistrates said they took into account Alderton’s guilty plea when passing sentence.