War on Drugs?: Man fined £21 for cocaine possession in Grays

Basildon Magistrates Court

A MAN found in possession of eight bags of cocane has been fined just £21.

Carlos Moneiro, aged 21, of Not Fixed Abode, pleaded guilty to the following at Basildon magistrates court.

On 04/01/2020 at Grays had in your possession eight wraps of cocaine, a controlled drug of class A in contravention of section 5(1) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

He was discharged conditionally for 12 months and ordered to pay £21.

Moneiro was described as a young person, co-operated with police, no previous convictions.

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