“Does that mean I won’t be getting the drugs back?”
Those are the words of a Carlisle defendant who was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis.
Paul Gillan, 38, appeared before Carlisle’s magistrates’ court via video link today and admitted being in possession of the class B drug.
The court was told on June 7 last year that following a search of a property, a quantity of cannabis was found.
Gillan, who previously lived in Carlisle, is currently serving a prison sentence for a separate offence, with District Judge John Temperley sentencing him to a six-month conditional discharge.
When Gillan was told the illegal drugs would be forfeited, he said: “Does that mean I won’t be getting the drugs back?”
He was again told they are illegal.