Grantham court: Lawyers question delay over bringing drug case to court

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Both the prosecution and defence questioned why two drug offences admitted by the same defendant had taken so long to come to court.

Lewis Bremner, aged 27, of Warmington Avenue, Grantham, pleaded guilty to possession of Mkat on December 27, 2013, and on July 19, 2014.

The first incident saw Mkat with an estimated value of £10 found on Bremner while he was in custody at Grantham police station, explained prosecutor Tracey Ross.

Then on July 19 last year Bremner was stopped and searched by police, who found around £25 worth of Mkat in the form of white powder in tablet bags in his hands.

Miss Ross said: “It’s not explained why it’s taken so long to reach court” with Chris Pye-Smith, defending, similarly stating: “I have no idea why it’s taken this length of time.”

Mr Pye-Smith highlighted that in both cases his client had admitted possession of the class B drug in interview, and had since attended Addaction to address his use and got himself back into employment.

Bremner received a conditional discharge for a period of 12 months, and must pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £15.

Magistrates also ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs.