AN 18-YEAR-OLD youth has appeared in custody before magistrates at Skegness on charges of possessing drugs with intent to sell in the town.
The court heard that Conor Robinson, now of no fixed address, had been living in a flat in Scarborough Avenue for about two months, for which he paid a weekly rent of £100, even though he was unemployed and was said to receive no state benefits.
The court further heard that when police searched his room on Saturday, April 26, they found heroin and methodrone with an alleged combined street value of almost £5,000, together with a set of digital scales, cutting agents, cut-up pieces of tin foil, bags and a piece of paper listing names and amounts of money owed.
After being arrested, Robinson told police the drugs were for his own personal use and had cost him £110.
Opposing bail, prosecutor Paul Woods said there was a danger of Robinson failing to answer bail, particularly as if convicted he would be likely to receive a prison sentence.
For Robinson, Mr Asad Aziz said there must be a presumption in favour of bail and in his view the street value of the drugs seized was significantly lower than that given by the prosecution. He added that Robinson was being supported financially by his father who paid the rent on his room.
Refusing bail, the magistrates remanded Robinson in custody until May 31 with a view to commit him on June 14 for trial at Lincoln Crown Court.