Man carrying drugs in Shrewsbury Quarry ran away from police
A teenager who was found to be carrying cannabis after leading police on a chase through a public park has been fined.
Correy Thomas Millington, 19, was found to be carrying 4.89 grams of cannabis after being chased through The Quarry in Shrewsbury.
Plain clothes officers had been on patrol in Shrewsbury in January 13.
They were walking through the park when they saw Millington, of Moneybrook Way.
Abigail Hall, prosecuting, said they introduced themselves as police officers and he immediately ran away. The officers gave chase on foot to Greyfriars Bridge, where his path was blocked by a member of the public and he was apprehended.
Miss Hall told the court that the officers said there was a strong smell of cannabis and an initial search of Millington had revealed a couple of mobile phones and a grinder.
As he was being taken by police car to Shrewsbury Police Station, he produced a small bag of cannabis from his coat pocket, before a search in custody produced a slightly larger amount of the drug and a set of scales.
Miss Hall said: "He said it was for his personal use and he had bought it a few weeks prior but did not say who he had bought it from."
He admitted one charge of possessing the drug when he appeared at Telford Magistrates Court on Monday.
Defending solicitor, Paul Nicholas said the arrest had been a "wake up call" for the defendant and that he had cut down his drug use and hoped to be completely clean of drugs in the near future.
District Judge Nigel Cadbury ordered the forfeiture and destruction on the drugs as well as ordering Millington to pay a fine of £110, costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £30.
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