Fine for Barking man who kept cannabis in a kitchen jar

Bailey was fined for keeping cannabis in a jar in his kitchen (pic: PA Wire)

Bailey was fined for keeping cannabis in a jar in his kitchen (pic: PA Wire) - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

A man from Barking was fined £50 for keeping a jar of cannabis in his kitchen.

Jamie Bailey, 25, from Keir Hardie Way, pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis last Thursday at Barkingside Magistrates Court.

When police visited Bailey’s home address on August 18 for a drugs search, the court heard, he admitted he had cannabis and “pointed them to the cannabis in a jar in his kitchen”.

The court prosecutor said Bailey was taken to the police station where he “made a full, frank, admission”.

Bailey, representing himself, apologised and said he has been on drug rehabilitation for two years trying to kick the habit.

“I’ve been trying,” he said. “I’ve cut a lot down. I’m looking for work now.

“I lost my job due to the cannabis, so I’m trying to get it out of my life.”

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The Judge ordered Bailey to pay a £50 fine, plus £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge - a total of £180.

She said: “If you’re back in this court for a similar offence things will just get worse and worse, so please stick with your drug rehabilitation.”

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