Spalding man substituted cannabis for alcohol
A Spalding man has told magistrates that he took cannabis as an alternative to alcohol in at attempt to stop drinking and be a 'better man'.
Darren Paul Osborne (37), of Chestnut Avenue admitted possession of a personal amount of cannabis at Boston Magistrates Court yesterday.
Prosecuting, Ela Crighton said police were called when a man in Pinchbeck Road heard the sound of smashing glass and saw Osborne, who told him he was homeless.
She said police found a small amount of cannabis on him. She added that his last conviction was for a similar offence in October 2019.
Osborne, who was not represented in court, said his problem was with alcohol and he had been substituting that for cannabis as he had to have something in his system.
“I want to be a better man,” he told the magistrates “and it's working. He said his future goal was 'not to do anything' but that he had 'to go one step at a time'.
He was fined £80 and ordered to pay £119 in court costs and charges.