Man caught with heroin and cocaine spared prison

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A MAN caught with cocaine and diamorphine on him has been spared jail

Osahon Okungbowa, from Granada Road, Southsea, was convicted of possessing seven packages containing a total of 1,315 milligrammes of cocaine and 21 packages containing a total of 3.04g of diamorphone in Gillingham, Kent.

Okungbowa was also convicted of driving a black Ford Focus while disqualified in Gillingham, and to a charge of failing to surrender to custody.

Those offences were committed on October 14 last year.

Okungbowa had also denied being in possession of a lock knife in Granada Road, Southsea, on March 8.

But the 21-year-old was found guilty of the charge at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court

Okungbowa also pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to surrender to custody on April 11.

He was sentenced to five months in jail suspended for two years.

Okungbowa was ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and banned from getting behind the wheel for two years.

He was ordered to pay £80 to a fund for victims of crime and £300 in court costs.

Magistrates made orders for the lock knife and the cocaine and diamorphine that was seized to be forfeited and destroyed.