Police smelt cannabis in car, court told

The defendant appeared at Skipton Magistrates' Court

The defendant appeared at Skipton Magistrates' Court

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A Fiat Punto was stopped by police in Skipton because of a strong smell of cannabis, magistrates heard.

Driver Michael Bisson, 49, handed over an unsmoked cannabis joint and a small freezer bag containing amphetamine, Skipton magistrates heard on Friday. Bisson, who admitted two counts of possessing a class B drug, had 12 previous drug convictions between 1997 and 2009, the court was told.

Bisson, of Flawith Drive, Bradford, wanted to move to Skipton for a better life, the court was told.

In mitigation, John Mewies said Bisson had been approached by someone offering him the drugs while playing snooker in a pub. He had attempted to distance himself from the man, but had been followed out of the pub.

Bisson was fined a total of £140 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

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