Man forced to pay out hundreds after being found with class A drug

A Wigan man was hit with a hefty financial penalty after admitting to possessing cocaine.
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Christopher Birchall, 30, of Crossdale Road, Hindley, stood in the dock before Wigan and Leigh justices to plead guilty to having the class A drug in contravention of the Drugs Misuse Act of 1971 when he was in Leigh on Sunday May 22.

A fine, combined with costs and a victim services surcharge mean he has to fork out £569.

The cocaine itself was forfeited for destruction.