Unpaid work for 'foolish' teen caught hiding cannabis in sock basket

A teenager from Douglas has been branded 'foolish' after being caught hiding cannabis in a sock basket.

19-year-old Harry Robert Warrillier-Grant, of Western Avenue, stashed the drugs as a 'one-off favour' for a friend on August 17th. 

At Douglas Courthouse on Tuesday he was ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work as punishment.

Police found the Class B substance after searching Warrillier-Grant's home address - it had a street value of £447. 

He later admitted possessing the drug with intent to supply.

During sentencing his advocate described him as 'incredibly naive' telling the court:  "Unsurprisingly he's pleading for mercy - he did not think through the consequences."

Deputy High Bailiff Jayne Hughes branded Warrillier-Grant's behaviour as 'impulsive' adding: "It was a foolish action in the extreme". 

She also ordered him to pay prosecution costs of £125 - the drug will be destroyed. 

 

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