Worker fined for knives and drugs

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A Brookenby man found with two knives and cannabis in his car after being stopped by police has been sentenced at Skegness Magistrates’ 
Court.

Aaron Lee Sherer, 22, of Edinburgh Road, admitted possessing a small quantity of cannabis and possessing an offensive weapon and a bladed article, when he appeared before magistrates on November 3.

The court heard Sherer was stopped by police in Brookenby and when asked if he had anything he should not have, he produced a small amount of cannabis and told them about a knife and a dagger in a compartment in the driver’s door.

He told police the knives were used for his work and admitted he should have left them at home as it was not a working day, the court was told.

The incident happened on October 1 at about 3pm.

Mitigating, Terry Boston, said Sherer admitted to police straight away that he had cannabis and that the two knives were used to clear away debris in the tractor he used for work.

Mr Boston told the magistrates it had been Sherer’s first day off for some time and that normally he would have taken the knives out of the car but had forgotten to do so on this occasion.

Mr Boston said: “If it had been a work day, possession of the knives would have been a reasonable excuse.”

Magistrates said they accepted the knives were used in connection with Sherer’s trade.

They fined him a total of £100 with costs and charges of £285.

In the circumstances, magistrates did not order the destruction of the 
knives.