Wigan man with drugs, cash and air gun walks free from court

A Wigan man found with drugs, thousands of pounds in cash and an air gun has walked free from court.

Monday, 12th August 2019, 7:22 pm
Updated Monday, 12th August 2019, 8:22 pm
Police found drugs, cash and an air gun

Bolton Crown Court heard that on the morning of November 21, 2018 police executed a drugs search warrant at Jason Fitzpatrick’s flat in Withington Lane, New Springs and the 47-year-old and his wife Lindsay were arrested.

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During a search officers found a Falcon .22 pre-charged pneumatic air rifle, a quantity of cannabis and cash totalling £5,168. Both Fitzpatricks pleaded guilty to possessing a class B drug.

At a previous hearing Lindsay Fitzpatrick was handed a £120 fine, plus a surcharge and costs totalling £145.

Jason Fitzpatrick was sent to the crown court for the air gun charges of possession without a licence and possession when prohibited and was sentenced to eight months’ jail suspended for two years with 15 days of rehabilitation requirements and a six-month drug dependency programme.