Nelson man admits possessing Class A drug after police tipped off

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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.