Man Cautioned For Possession Of Cannabis

A man has been cautioned for possession of cannabis after answering bail at St Mary’s police station.

The local man, in his 20’s, was arrested on the 20th October after police received a tip off from postal workers, who noticed a package with a ‘distinctive smell.’

The parcel held around 80g of the class B drug, worth around £500.

Sergeant Colin Taylor says a caution is usually given where there has been a, “full and frank admission,” and said there was no evidence the man was involved in the supply of the drug.

However, he said enquiries are still continuing into the source of the package.

Colin says he’s grateful to the Post Office staff for raising their concerns.


14 Responses to Man Cautioned For Possession Of Cannabis

  1. George Kershaw November 20, 2012 at 6:47 am

    The local NHS priority it so help people with alcohol and smoking problems so maybe there should be a limit to those addictive drugs as well.
    Put the cat amongst the pigeons..

  2. Two Flower November 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Well done the police, they don’t make the law they ensuring it is carried out.

    Sorry but I have seen the long term effects of cannabis on several friends and a family member and it is not a harmless smoke to those people who now have serious mental illnesses.

    It may not effect everyone but in my view it is dangerous.

    You could argue that perhaps we should limit alcohol and tobacco as well.

  3. badger November 18, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Wasting police time?? Is there currently alot of other crime for the islands police to focus on?! 😀
    Can’t blame the coppers for doing the job they’re are employed to do! If you don’t like the laws vote for change or petition to change them instead of whinging about it on a local forum!

  4. Stavropol November 17, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    To get a better balance of comments here, cannabis is not a very harmful drug, agreed but only when the users brain has fully developed. I has been proved to cause irreparable damage to the developing brain of teenagers.
    Now this man may not be a teenager but who is to say the cannabis would not get into the hands of someone younger?

  5. IanT November 17, 2012 at 10:56 am

    The police were acting on ‘information received’ and you cannot condemn them for that – that is their job. Whilst I agree that cannabis is less dangerous than tobacco or alcohol, there is increasing evidence that it has serious effects to the brain especially for young people. But, having said that, youngsters will still continue to use it as they do tobacco despite all the evidence of that drug’s long term effects resulting in various deadly cancers and even amputation of limbs.

  6. Brian November 16, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Excellent news, cannabis has had a horrendous impact on several people that I know very well. whether it is less dangerous than tobacco and alcohol is very debatable and the fact remains it is illegal.

  7. George November 16, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Nice few comments from the pro cannabis group here.
    It’s widely known that the Police have to act on evidence of drugs, wether you condine drugs or not who’s to say the package could have contained more than just cannabis, maybe some class A drugs that could be sold on to people.
    Cannabis is well known as a”gateway” drug and therefore its use shouldn’t be thought about carefully..
    At the end of the day it is illegal and any Police force in the country have a duty to deal with any situations that arise and deal with them appropriately.
    It is their job, break the law and face the consequences..

    • Nobby Nobbs November 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      “Cannabis is well known as a”gateway” drug”
      Just like beer is a well known gateway drug to alcoholism
      or cigarettes are a well known gateway to cigars
      or eating is that well known gateway drug to obesity.

      A little realism please.

  8. peonie November 16, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    I agree with the others what a stupid waste if time, money and effort. Clearly the police have nothing better to do!

  9. Donna November 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    So what is this telling our young people, expressing our concerns over local politics is fine but normalizing pot smoking?

  10. dave November 16, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Waste of police time, i know stopping cannabis users is their bread and butter, but cmon, for a plant safer than aspirin? Vices are not crimes, and cannabis isnt illegal because it gets people high.

  11. G Mercier November 16, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    What a waste of police time to criminalise someone using cannabis. Cannabis is much safer than alcohol and tobacco. It’s time to legalise and tax cannabis like we do with alcohol and tobacco.

  12. elliot November 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    What a waste of time and money. There’s no real criminal here, just a guy wanting to chill with a smoke. These government cuts are going in the wrong departments.

  13. Morgansgoat November 16, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Why waste police time with something so trivial? We are supposed to be cutting back on spending yet we pay police to enforce stupid laws.