A resident of Brunswick Street in Cheltenham plead guilty to attempting to possess 450 grams of cannabis on January 29th 2015.
Benjamin White, was charged with attempting to possess an illegal substance by post. Judge, Recorder James Townsend sentenced him to 60 hours of unpaid work and £100 fine. The Judge came to this punishment after hearing that White was working, numerous people vouched for his character, and that White had admitted it was for personal use only.
The prosecutor in this case, Janine Wood had said the staff at the Coventry hub of the UK Border Force discovered it when it passed through.
“It was found to be a package containing herbal cannabis which was vacuum packed. An officer from Gloucestershire police attended and retrieved the parcel on the 18th of March,2015,” she said. “No evidence was found that he was dealing in drugs.”
Police estimated the street value of the pot at £4,500.
“He told police he had smoked pot for 20 years and smoked one to three grams per day. He said he had bought small amounts on the dark web before. He had bought in bulk on this occasion to save money as he had a large credit card