Man who stocked up on weed during pandemic for fear ‘his supply might dry up’ skates with small fine

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A 26-year-old man who opted to stock up on cannabis heading into the U.K.’s pandemic-related lockdown last year has been ordered to pay a fine that’s roughly equivalent to the value of the 113 grams of weed he had amassed. Dayle Batchelor was found with what was meant to become his stash on Apr. 10, 2020, according to The Daily Record . Prosecutor Sarah Smith told Falkirk Sheriff Court this week that the cannabis — recreational use of which remains illegal throughout the U.K. — had an estimated value of £400 ($688). What’s the ultimate Canadian way to smuggle weed? Hide it in some Kraft Dinner A woman scorned. Suspected infidelity prompts wife to plant cannabis in husband’s rickshaw This woman broke her COVID-19 isolation to stockpile weed. The police were unimpressed Defending solicitor Frazer McCready argued the amount did not indicate his client had a problem with cannabis and only bought more than usual because of the pandemic and fearing “his supply might dry up.” Sheriff Derek Livingston noted, “So he bought more — with some people, it was toilet rolls. With him, it was cannabis,” The Daily Record reports. The comment reportedly elicited laughter in court, but it may be Batchelor who got the last laugh. Pleading guilty to possession, he was fined £340 ($585). For cannabis, police can choose to issue a warning or an on-the-spot fine of £90 ($155), notes information from the U.K. government . But if the charge goes to court, the penalty will depend on the class and quantity of drug, where the drugs were found, if personal history includes any previous drug offences and other aggravating or mitigating factors. The maximum penalty for possessing a Class B drug, though, is as long as five years in prison, an unlimited fine or both.…

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