Nelson man admits possessing Class A drug after police tipped off

The defendant told officers the bag of white powder was for his personal use.
The defendant told officers the bag of white powder was for his personal use.
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A man was found with cocaine in the centre console of his car after police received intelligence, a court heard.

Daniel Wearden, who was at the wheel, told officers the bag of white powder was for his personal use and said he had paid £100 for it, Burnley magistrates were told.

Wearden, of Regent Street in Nelson, admitted possessing a Class A controlled drug on February 18th at Barrowford. He had no previous convictions.

The 26-year-old defendant was fined £200 and was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.