Man pleads guilty to drugs offences after being stopped by police in Widnes
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A 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to drugs offences after being stopped by police in Widnes.
Bradley Forsyth, 21, formerly of Lacey Street, Widnes appeared at Chester Magistrates on 21 September and pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply cannabis and possession of criminal property.
He was remanded to prison to be sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court on 19 October 2023.
Plain clothes officers from Widnes Proactive Policing Team spotted a man wearing a balaclava and riding an electric bike on Bradley Way, Widnes on 20 September at 1pm.
As Officers attempted to stop him he tried to flee and was subsequently detained under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act. He was found to be in possession of 87 bags of cannabis, cash and a ‘burner’ phone.
He was arrested and subsequently charged with possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply cannabis and possession of criminal property.
DS Tim Brookes said: “This is just one of many examples of how our proactive policing team are out there in Widnes catching criminals and making our community safer for everyone.
“I hope this reassures residents that we do take proactive action against criminals and goes as a warning to those intent on committing crime, that we are out there 24/7 with every intention of stopping you in your tracks.”