Drug possession fine for new dad

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A NEW father, whose partner had given birth just 10 hours before his court appearance, admitted possession of heroin on July 1 and stealing two track suit bottoms from Sports Direct on June 25, at Skegness Magistrates last week.

Jason Michael Smith, 26, of Castleton Boulevard was said to have just purchased a wrap of heroin for his own personal use when the vehicle in which he was a passenger, was stopped by police, who found the wrap.

The magistrates congratulated Smith on becoming a father, but fined him £60 for heroin possession and conditionally discharged him on the shoplifting charge.