Ammanford man fined for speed in his pants
4:00pm Saturday 15th September 2012 in News
A 20-YEAR-OLD Ammanford man has been ordered to pay £175 after being caught in possession of less then £10-worth of amphetamine sulphate.
Jamie Mark Taylor, of 24 Heol Llwchwr, was with a group of friends in a stationary car on William Walker Way on August 10 when a passing police patrol became suspicious.
Ellie Morgan, prosecuting, told magistrates: “The patrol came across a vehicle stopped on the road near the Tesco garage.”
She told the court that the officers grew more concerned because of an unnamed individual acting suspiciously outside the car.
As the officers approached, Taylor got out of the vehicle.
“He seemed to be hiding something in his hand,” said MsMorgan.
“As the officers drew near, he became defensive and said he had nothing on him.”
Taylor was taken to the police station where he was searched and a wrap of amphetamine sulphate was found hidden in his underpants, the courtwas told.
“He told them it was a gramme of speed,” said Ms Morgan.
David Williams, defending, told the court that the only reason police had approached Taylor was because they mistakenly believed he had something hidden in his hand.
“That was not the amphetamine,”
said Mr Williams. “He was holding a cigarette in his cupped hand.
“The amphetaminewas hidden in his pants.
“He had literally only just acquired it and had not consumed any.”
Mr Williams described how Taylor had recently been released after serving nine months of an 18-month term at a young offenders’ unit following a burglary conviction.
“He has already served a substantial prison sentence for a 19 year old,” said Mr Williams.
“Since then he has been working hard with the Probation Service and is really trying to help himself move away from his former lifestyle.”
Taylor admitted possessing amphetamine sulphate.
He was fined £75 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a further £15 legal surcharge.