Five Berkshire residents in court after being caught with cannabis

MINOR drug offences are quite common in Magistrates’ Courts.

Most people who plead guilty to drug possession are fined for their offence — but some get other sentences.

Here are five people from Berkshire who were in the dock after being caught with cannabis.

Owen Nyakuwanikwa, 28, of Oxford Road, Reading, admitted possession of cannabis in Reading on December 30, 2020.

He was fined £22 and told to pay an £85 court fee at Reading Magistrates’ Court at a hearing on June 10, 2021.

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Basem Ammar, 25, of Salt Hill Way, Slough, was handed a £200 fine for possession of cannabis in Slough on February 14 (Valentine’s Day).

He was also told to pay £119 in court fees at Reading Magistrates’ Court following a hearing in June.

His Class B drugs were ordered to be forfeited and destroyed by police.

Sukhleen Kundhi, 26, of Maidenhead Road, Windsor, was caught with the green drug in Windsor on September 1, 2020.

He was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £62 in court fees following a June court hearing in Slough.

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Roland Glass, 41, of Friendship Way, Bracknell was not only caught with cannabis in Bracknell on August 4, 2020 — he was caught committing two more offences.

Appearing at Reading Magistrates’ Court on September 1, 2021, Glass was also sentenced for possession of an offensive weapon (a baseball bat) and possession of a knife in a public place.

In total, he was ordered to pay £528 for these offences.

Keiran Benson, 25, of Northway, Newbury, admitted possession of cannabis with intent to supply after he was caught out in the town in August 2020.

He was handed a 26-week prison sentence suspended for 18 months and was ordered to pay court fees of £213.

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He appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court on July 22, 2021.

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