Drugs tip off in Chesterfield snares cannabis mum

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A motorist with two of her children in her car was stopped by police in Chesterfield for possessing cannabis.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Friday, September 12, how Daniella Staten, 28, of Folly Lane, Leeds, was stopped after a tip-off and found to be in possession of 0.8grammes of cannabis.

Becky Allsop, prosecuting, said as a result of a tip-off police stopped a BMW and there was a smell of cannabis and the vehicle was searched and drugs were found.

Staten said she used the cannabis for personal use and, according to the probation service, she used it to help with her ADHD.

Defence solicitor Liz Anderton said she had not been smoking in the car. Staten pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis after the incident in August and was sentenced to a 12 month community order with 40 hours’ unpaid work. She must pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.