“It was stupid of you to go out driving with drugs in your system and have cannabis in your car,” said the judge after his latest arrest
This U.K. man seems to have a close relationship with cannabis, but perhaps taking a break is in order given his latest run-in with the law for drug driving.
Iman Mohammed, 29, miraculously avoided jail time during his recent appearance in Manchester Crown Court, but who knows if the same can be expected if he’s arrested again for anything related to cannabis.
In the latest incident, last September, Mohammed was pulled over at about 1:30 a.m. by police who grew suspicious because he was driving an “unusual route,” according to Manchester Evening News. Approaching the vehicle, the whiff of weed was clear and, indeed, in plain view within the car. A swab test was done, indicating the presence of cannabinoids in the driver’s system.
The drug driving arrest follows the discovery several months earlier of £23,000 worth of weed in his home, which in turn followed another property search in July 2018. In that case, police found 29 cannabis plants in an adjoining garage, £15,500 in cash inside a bag in the garden and another £7,000 inside the house.
The July 2018 incident, for which Mohammed admitted to producing cannabis and abstracting electricity, resulted in a 12-month sentence suspended for two years. The latest drug driving incident breached that order.
Judge Alan Conrad QC was succinct: “It was stupid of you to go out driving with drugs in your system and have cannabis in your car when you knew you were subject to a suspended sentence.”
Still, progress he has made to date (other than the drug driving, presumably) convinced the judge not to send Mohammed to prison for the latest transgression. Instead, he was sentenced to a 12-month community order, which comes complete with a drug rehabilitation program, rehabilitation activity and a 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.
Oh yeah, and no driving, drug-infused or otherwise.
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