Sheffield man fined after he sought peace in cannabis

A heartbroken man has been fined after he resorted to cannabis to ease his depression following the death of his grandmother.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 4:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 5:20 pm
Sheffield Magistrates' Court

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard how Kieran Bird, aged 31, of Four Wells Drive, Hackenthorpe, was searched by police who found he had two small bags of the class B drug.

Kirsty Pearson, prosecuting, told the court hearing on November 28 Bird was searched at Sheffield’s Shepcote Lane Police Station where he admitted the cannabis belonged to him and he had intended to smoke the drug.

Bird pleaded guilty to possessing two small zip bags of cannabis after the search on November 13.

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Arshaid Bashir, defending, said Bird had been looking after his grandmother and on the day the drugs were found it had been her funeral and he had the cannabis to eleviate his depression.

Magistrates fined Bird £80 and he must pay £40 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.