A TEENAGER who claims to have no money yet “can afford to buy cannabis” was told he will pay towards court costs.
Dario Spencer, 19, was stopped by police in a car in Harrowby Close on June 20, along with two friends.
During a search, ge handed a spliff and two grammes of cannabis to police.
Spencer, of Harrowby Close, admitted the Class B drugs were for his own personal use.
Bill Fraser, defending, told magistrates: “For what it’s worth, I will hand over his statement of means, which essentially says he has no means.”
Spencer, who lives with and is supported by his step-mother, admitted the possession of drugs charge and was given a 12-month conditional discharge.
Magistrates decided that Spencer should pay £40 towards the court costs as he “can clearly afford to buy cannabis”.