Wrexham teenager caught on cannabis parole

A teenager from WREXHAM has been conditionally released after police discovered cannabis in his pocket.

Cole Lewis Ford, of Deva Way, appeared in Wrexham Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old admitted that on May 17 in Wrexham he had a quantity of cannabis in his possession.

Prosecutor Anouska Youds said after receiving information, police arrested and searched Ford, recovering three envelopes of cannabis from his coat pocket.

He made a full confession to the offense.

Alan Williams, defending, told the court: “He’s coming to court for the first time, and he’s a young man who’s had some pretty serious hardships.

He was diagnosed at a young age with ADHD, autism and anxiety disorder.

“Unfortunately, cannabis seems to be something that works for him when it comes to his behavior.

“On the day in question, he had bought cannabis, was walking and was greeted by two PCSOs. “When he walked down the street, he was stopped by officers who found the cannabis.

“This is not a person who takes drugs recreationally, it helps medically and hopefully something can be done to achieve the same result.”

John Perera, presiding magistrate, granted six-month parole, ordering Ford to pay £ 85 in prosecution costs and a victim fine surcharge of £ 22.

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