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Heroin addict caught with £240 of drugs
12:12pm Friday 1st February 2013 in News
A HEROIN addict with a drug habit spanning a decade has appeared in court for possessing £240 worth of amphetamine.
Police officers found 24 grams of the drug along with some needles when they stopped and searched 42-year-old Grant Trodden in Darlington in the early hours of the morning of January 21.
Trodden pleaded guilty to possession of a Class B drug when he appeared before Darlington Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (January 31).
Mitigating, Claire Haigh said Trodden, of Cumberland Street, had been addicted to heroin for around 14-years and that the amphetamine was for his own use.
He disputed the value of the drugs, saying it was closer to £100.
Trodden was fined £100 and ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £20 victim surcharge, with District Judge Adrian Lower telling him: “I am sure that taking amphetamines even on a recreational basis does you no good.”