In the Courts - latest update

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Here is our latest update on cases heard at magistrates’ courts around the area.

- David Horton, 42, of Blossom Drive, Havant, admitted possessing amphetamines.

He had the class B drug in London, Waterlooville, on May 21.

Magistrates imposed a £60 fine.

Horton must also pay a £20 victim surcharge and £180 criminal courts charge.

Magistrates ordered a quantity of amphetamine to be forfeited under section 27 of the Misuse of Drugs Act1971 and destroyed.

He must also pay a £50 fine for failure to surrender at court on June 4 in Portsmouth.

- Robert Morby, 36, of Turner Avenue, Gosport, admitted possessing diamorphine.

Morby had the class A drug on May 20 in Gosport.

Magistrates imposed a two-year conditional discharge.

He must also pay a £180 criminal courts charge.

Magistrates ordered the diamorphine to be forfeited under section 27 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and destroyed.

Morby also admitted failing to surrender to custody on June 3. He was fined £100, told to pay a victim surcharge, and detained in the court.

- Joanna Purcell, 46, of Cross Way, Havant, admitted using threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour, thereby causing a man or another harassment, alarm or distress.

Magistrates imposed a restraining order banning him from contacting two people.

Purcell committed the offence in Emsworth on June 24 last year.

She must pay a £15 victim surcharge and £150 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.

- Paul Brushwood, 42, of London Road, North End, admitted stealing meat worth £18.81 from Co-op on June 8 in Albert Road, Southsea.

Brushwood was detained in the court and ordered to pay a criminal courts charge of £150.

- Karl Chambers, 38, of Salterns Avenue, Southsea, admitted fraud.

Between March 22 and March 27 he used stolen bank cards to make a £2,401 gain for himself. Magistrates jailed him for 18 weeks.

The cards had been stolen from burglaries. He must pay an £80 victim surcharge.