Father-to-be told to 'grow up'

A Cardigan teenage father-to-be had to leave his home after police found cannabis in his sock, a court has heard.

Eddie Peter Waring, aged 19, of 13 The Ridgeway, pleaded guilty to possession of 35grams of cannabis when he appeared at Aberystwyth Justice Centre on Wednesday.

Waring also pleaded guilty to failing to surrender to court at the appointed time, after he failed to attend his court hearing on April 23.

The court heard that Waring became obstructive when police called at his home on April 4, and a search found cannabis at the property and in his sock.

Katy Hanson, defending, told the court her client had attended court the day after his scheduled hearing, having got the date wrong.

She said: “The cannabis possession has had serious consequences for him. He is no longer able to reside at the address where he was living with his partner, who is seven and-a-half months pregnant with his child.

“He has taken the advice that he needs to grow up on board.”

She added that Waring was one year from completing a bricklaying course, which would hopefully lead to future employment.

Waring was given a six month conditional discharge for the drug offence, and fined £75 for failing to surrender. He was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

A destruction order was made for the drugs.

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