Prisoner in cell with cannabis

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A PRISONER awaiting transfer to jail at Wigan police station was found in possession of cannabis in his cell, a court heard.

Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court was told Devon Ward, from Manchester, was found with a small amount of the class B drug after being forced to wait overnight in custody in Wigan on his way to start an unrelated prison sentence.

Ward, 33, pleaded guilty to owning the drug, which was founded after a police officer was touring the cells and smelt cannabis at around 10.30pm on Monday January 27.


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