Weight trainer passed off cocaine as glucose

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A MAN’S excuse when police found a carrier bag containing white powder was: “That’s my glucose man, for weight training, you know.”

But police tested the powder and found it was cocaine with caffeine and lidocaine, Spalding magistrates heard.

Edward Johnson, prosecuting, said the white substance weighed 11.59 grammes and police estimated it had a street value of £468 while a small wrap found was worth £26.

Momodou Ceesay (25), of Old Heath Road, Wolverhampton, pleaded guilty to possessing the class A drug cocaine when he appeared in court on Thursday.

Magistrates heard the case could have been included with a sentencing exercise at Lincoln Crown Court when Ceesay was given a four-month prison term after he was pulled over for drink-driving in Sutton Bridge on June 10 last year.

Ceesay gave a false name and was sentenced for perverting the course of justice as well as drink-driving and driving without insurance.

Presiding magistrate Ian McDonnell said: “Had this been ready and brought into court at the same time, there’s a 99 per cent chance it would have been included in your sentence.

“Because of that we are going to deal with this today by means of conditional discharge for six months,

“We make no order for costs because we believe they would have been dealt with at the same time as well.”