Man had drugs in Spalding pub

POLICE on a routine visit to Spalding’s Black Swan pub arrested a man who was carrying cocaine and cannabis, magistrates heard.

Sean Moyses (46) was pointed out to police by staff as someone who was due to be escorted from the premises.

Rebecca Ritson, prosecuting, said Moyses had a problem with a member of staff previously.

Moyses disappeared for a time but then emerged from the toilets and threw a yellow bag behind him.

Officers looked in the bag and found three smaller bags inside containing cannabis.

Police also recovered cocaine from his pockets.

Miss Ritson said Moyses was interviewed and told police he had been on a coach trip to the horse races and bought the drugs while he was out.

He bought four wraps of cocaine, one of which he had used, and three bags of cannabis.

Moyses, formerly of Royce Road, Spalding – and now of no fixed address – pleaded guilty to possessing 0.6 gramms of cocaine, a class A drug, and a quantity of cannabis, a class B drug, on September 24 this year.

He told the court: “I just bought the drugs on a coach trip. I had had a couple of wins on the horses.”

Magistrates briefly adjourned the hearing for a fast delivery probation report.

Moyses, a bricklayer, was then sentenced to a conditional discharge for nine months for both offences and ordered to pay £85 prosecution costs.

The court ordered forfeiture and destruction of the drugs.