Round-up of court stories from Lancashire
Man had five bags of drugs
A man caught with five bags of cannabis has been ordered to pay £486.50.
Ross Armstrong, 36, of St Stephen’s Road, Deepdale, Preston, admitted one count of possession of the Class B drugs.
Preston magistrates fined him £365 with £85 court costs and a £36.50 victim surcharge.
Drink offence lands man fine
A man has admitted being drunk and disorderly in Preston city centre.
Matthew David Cartwright, 21, of Gammull Lane, Ribbleton, Preston, committed the offence in Church Street. Preston magistrates imposed a fine of £75. Cartwright must also pay £50 costs and £20 to the victim surcharge fund.
A Ribbleton man was fined a total of £175 after being caught in possession of a cannabis plant.
Kevin Thomas Brass, 31, of Maple Grove, pleaded guilty when he appeared before magistrates in Preston.
He was fined £70 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.
Shoplifter in court
A woman who stole almost £500 of goods from a supermarket has been conditionally discharged for six months.
Lisa McGrath, 38, of Neston Street, Fishwick, Preston, admitted theft from Morrisons on Riversway.
She must pay £50 towards costs and a victim surcharge of £15.
Woman fined for speeding
A woman was fined £60 for speeding.
Louise Carter, 26, of Tudor Drive, Freckleton, pleaded guilty to exceeding the 30mph limit before Preston Magistrates’ Court.
Carter was also given three points on her licence.
And she was ordered to pay £15 in court costs.
Man fined £60 for speeding
A 22-year-old man was fined £60 for exceeding the 30mph speed limit.
Robert Davison, of Larches Lane, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, pleaded guilty to the offence.
He was also give three points on his driving licence and ordered to pay £15 in court costs by magistrates in Preston.
Points and fine given to driver
A driver was fined £200 for speeding.
Suzanne Eden, 57, from Wilmot Road, Ribbleton, Preston, was found guilty for breaking the 30mph limit in her absence at Preston Magistrates’ Court.
She was also given three points on her driving licence and ordered to pay £15 in costs.
Date in court
A thug who broke a restraining order is to appeal against his conviction at Preston Crown Court next month.
James Lambert, 22, of HMP Preston, was found guilty of visiting his ex-girlfriend’s home and breaking an order, which had been imposed after he admitted assault, death threats and witness intimidation.
He will appear on February 1.