Cannabis was in car

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A motorist stopped by police for a faulty rear light has a stash of cannabis in his car, Lincoln Crown Court was told.

Nicholas Thompson was driving along Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, when the defective light was spotted.

Jonathon Dee, prosecuting, said: “When the police stopped him they asked him to open the door and they could smell cannabis.”

A set of scales was inside Thompson’s trousers and 53g of cannabis was found underneath his seat. £1,500 cash was in a jacket.

Thompson, of School Crescent, Surfleet, admitted possession of cannabis with intent to supply on August 30, 2013. He was given a four-month jail sentence suspended for two years with 100 hours’ unpaid work and a £100 victim surcharge.