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Accused admits to drugs charge

By Carmarthen Journal  |  Posted: November 14, 2012

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A MAN caught with cannabis in Tumble has been given a conditional discharge.

Jake Albert Hawkins, 20, of Singleton Road, Upper Tumble, admitted possession of the Class B drug at Carmarthen Magistrates' Court.

Ellie Morgans, prosecuting, said Hawkins was arrested on September 28 and given street bail to attend an interview.

Kate Williams, mitigating, said: "He knows he shouldn't have had it."

She added that her client was on licence for a previous offence, but said he was undertaking "basic skills training" as part of the licence supervision.

She added that the Probation Service was "not looking to recall him".

On issuing the 12-month conditional discharge, magistrates told Hawkins he should "set things right" in his life.

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  • Neathboy234  |  November 15 2012, 10:31AM

    torquemada I can just see it now all the unemployable miss-fits stoned out of their heads for medical reasons of course, lol lol lol.

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  • Kaiser_Macsen  |  November 15 2012, 9:39AM

    Herbal Cannabis Spray on prescription in the UK - Trade name Sativex. Link to Daily Telegraph: http://tinyurl.com/635gejj 18 Legal Medical Marijuana States and DC Laws, Fees, and Possession Limits Link to ProCon.org: http://tinyurl.com/y2tyn7g

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  • torquemada  |  November 15 2012, 9:01AM

    to neathboy, its used medically in some states in the USA. Believe me, within 5-10 years it will also be available legally in the UK to treat some medical conditions. "it's a fact, get over it" be pure, be vigilant, behave

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  • Neathboy234  |  November 14 2012, 10:42PM

    vjenx24 I'll educate u, this drug is illegal and it's going to stay that way. Sorry about that mate, but it's a fact, get over it.

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  • torquemada  |  November 14 2012, 8:34PM

    I wonder how mankind can even rule whether a plant can be illegal or not? Does one think that if god is ultimately responsible for all the herbs and plants on this planet and should he perhaps be given a care in the community order and be derided by the local village idiot as punishment for messing peoples heads up?

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  • torquemada  |  November 14 2012, 8:26PM

    I agree with willywaun, they are incredibly dangerous and should be banned and made illegal straight away - just like many other dangerous things, such as driving and hard work. I disagree however with neathboy and his "personal experiences", that cannabis turns people into "paranoid mental cases" as I doubt he has ever had a personal experience with cannabis yet he is still a paranoid mental case. The only victim of this "crime" is the perpetrator himself. Pointless to even pursue crimes such as these and a complete waste of police/tax payers money and resources be pure,be vigilant, behave

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  • williamwaun  |  November 14 2012, 7:39PM

    Alcohol and cigarettes are also dangerous and the side affects are much greater. We need to ban them totally the country would be a better place. Alcohol side affects:- Alcohol poisoning Diseases and cancers Pancreatitis and diabetes Heart disease Mental health Dependence

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  • vjenx24  |  November 14 2012, 7:38PM

    Neath boy get educated...as I have stated it is used for medicinal purposes around the world! Thank you to Kaiser for pointing out a very small problem with man made legal drug addictions. I don't smoke myself, but I am very positive for the change in law with cannabis.

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  • Kaiser_Macsen  |  November 14 2012, 7:07PM

    Drug Side Effects: nausea, dyspepsia, gastrointestinal ulceration/bleeding, raised liver enzymes, diarrhea, constipation, epistaxis, headache, dizziness, priapism, rash, salt and fluid retention, hypertension, hearing loss, esophageal ulceration, hyperkalemia, renal impairment, confusion, bronchospasm, asthma, hypertension, increased systolic blood pressure, blood in urine, kidney failure, heart failure, liver failure. The above is NOT cannabis it's an 'over the counter' pain killer.

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  • Neathboy234  |  November 14 2012, 7:06PM

    vjenx24 we've all heard your argument before, and the fact is cannabis is still an illegal drug. I know from experience that your so called harmless drug turns people into paranoid mental cases. But at the end of the day if you want mind bending experiences then the best of luck to you, personally i'd never touch the stuff.

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