PUB LTE: JOINT IN CAR BUST UNJUST

 

Source: Evening News, Norwich

Pub Date: Wednesday 28 May 2003

Pub LTE: Joint in car bust unjust

Author: Alun Buffry

Contact: EveningNewsLetters@archant.co.uk

Web: www.eveningnews24.co.uk

Comment: Newshawk's headline

It's incredible that with so much crime around, drug squad officers still have to arrest a man for smoking a cannabis cigarette in Lowestoft ("Drug Offence", 23 May).

Lee Broughton, who was spotted opening his car door with a joint, was ordered to pay a fine of 30 and 25 costs.

The 30 would certainly not have paid for the time that the officers spent on the case, which I am sure they would agree would be better spent catching criminals with victims and the 25 costs would be far short of the court expenses for the session.

The public pay the rest. Is there anyone left out there that can show any sense in that?

 

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