Subj: Cannabis smokers arrested

Pub Date: 26 November 2001




Cannabis smokers arrested

Two Worthing men were among cannabis campaigners alleged to have lit up outside a police station.

Christopher Baldwin, 51, and Trevor Scott, 45, both of Carnegie Close, Worthing, were among 30 demonstrators who descended on Stockport police station in Greater Manchester to protest about a raid on Britain's first Dutch-style coffee shop.

Their protest was in support of veteran cannabis campaigner, Colin Davies, who was arrested during a raid at the Dutch Experience Cafe in Stockport.

A Greater Manchester Police spokeswoman said ten people were due to appear before Stockport magistrates tomorrow charged with drug-related offences.

Those arrested during the protest, staged shortly before 3pm on Saturday, are alleged to have smoked the drug outside the police station.

Baldwin and Scott were among a total of nine people charged with possession of cannabis. 

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