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Barnstaple man in court after police find three grams of cannabis on him

By NDJNicole  |  Posted: December 11, 2013

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Tadii Marozwa arriving at North Devon Magistrates' Court on Friday.

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A 26-year-old was given a six month conditional discharge after he was found with three grams of cannabis in his possession.

Tadii Marozwa, of Lilac Way, pleaded guilty to possessing the class B drug when he appeared before North Devon Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

Mark Haddow, for the prosecution, told the court police found three grams of the drug after he was searched last month.

Mr Haddow said: “He was on his way home from work, he got the cannabis from someone he didn’t know.”

He also had a large quantity of cash on him but told police the money was from his wages.

Marozwa, who was not represented by a solicitor in court, said: “I do apologise. I wasn’t feeling well at the time. It isn’t my usual thing.

“I do apologise for everything. I understand it was a serious situation.”

As well as a conditional discharge, Marozwa was told to pay a £15 victim surcharge.

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  • ArtfulDodger  |  December 12 2013, 10:15AM

    Unfortunately whether you agree or disagree with the legalization of Cannabis CVFHQ it is currently illegal, and he rightly has a criminal record because of it, the police or courts can not turn a blind eye to some crimes while upholding others....

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  • CVFHQ  |  December 11 2013, 2:21PM

    This is yet another example of wasted police and court time. This man has been given a criminal record, and for what? Possessing a substance safer than alcohol, and much safer than tobacco. Our government should implement a policy of legal regulation, which would allow our police force and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault cases. A policy of legal regulation would also create thousands of legal and taxable jobs, helping to give our economy a much need boost. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team http://tinyurl.com/q2dhhqf

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