Dad-to-be warned by magistrate over drug

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A TEENAGER was warned by a magistrate after admitting possessing cannabis.

Dad-to-be Harry Wild appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty to the offence after police, who were at his home for an unrelated matter, spotted the drug on a table.

Prosecutor Alicia Keen said the 18-year-old admitted the drug was his when asked.

Chairwoman of the magistrates’ bench Charlotte Carter said: ‘For someone so young you have an unenviable record.

‘It’s not funny any more, and you’re in big boys’ court.

‘We send big boys to prison, we don’t play games.

‘We see you’ve got a baby on the way. What type of figure are you going to be for that boy if you keep coming in and out of court?

‘We’re now dealing with you as an adult, you’re not a child any more.

‘If you start coming back this is going to get worse and worse and worse.’

Magistrates ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the small amount of cannabis under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

No order of costs was made against Wild, of Vale Grove, Forton, Gosport.

Ms Carter added: ‘Let this be the beginning of your adult life with a child.’