Taxi Driver Online

UK cab trade debate and advice
It is currently Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:10 pm

All times are UTC - 1 hour [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:00 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed May 16, 2012 5:33 am
Posts: 7304
Taxi driver loses job after 18 bags of cocaine found in his North Shields home

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/no ... r-20301938

Police discovered the class A drugs when they executed a search warrant at Kenneth Phillipson's address

Image
Image: Newcastle Chronicle

A taxi driver has lost his job after police discovered 18 bags of cocaine inside his home.

Officers found the class A drugs when they executed a search warrant at Kenneth Phillipson's address in North Shields.

The 50-year-old immediately confessed that the cocaine was inside a tin and that it was for his own personal use, a court heard.

Phillipson, who was working as a self-employed taxi drive at the time, was arrested and admitted that he used the drug "once a week".

Now, Phillipson, of Wallsend Road, in North Shields, has been fined £200 after he pleaded guilty to possession of a class A drug at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

Rebecca Slade, prosecuting, said police executed the search warrant at Phillipson's home on October 16 last year.

She added: "Upon entry, the officers spoke to the defendant who confirmed there was a quantity of cocaine in a tin.

"He was cautioned and arrested for possession of a class A drug.

"The same day, the officers seized 18 clear plastic pouches containing a white powder."

The court heard that the powder was tested and the results confirmed it was cocaine.

Kash Khan, defending, said Phillipson, who has seven offences on his record, had since lost his job as a taxi driver after his licence was revoked following his arrest.

Mr Khan added: "This is a man who very infrequently uses cocaine and tends to store it in his house.

"When police came into his address, he directs them to where it is. He confesses and is quite frank and open in interview."

As well as the fine, Phillipson was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £34 victim surcharge.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 6:30 pm
Posts: 47471
Location: 1066 Country
The police went to that address in the hope of finding a lot more than 18 bags.

The police were unlucky, the driver despite losing his license was very lucky IMO. :-$

_________________
IDFIMH


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:10 pm 
Online
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:47 pm
Posts: 15388
Location: Stamford Britains prettiest town till SKDC ruined it
I would say his passengers were lucky if he was driving under the influence [-X

_________________
Taxis Are Public Transport too

Join the campaign to get April fools jokes banned for 364 days a year !


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:56 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 6:30 pm
Posts: 47471
Location: 1066 Country
edders23 wrote:
I would say his passengers were lucky if he was driving under the influence [-X

Maybe if you believe the drugs were for his personal use.

If however you believe they were destined to be sold to other folks, then maybe not.

_________________
IDFIMH


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 1 hour [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: edders23, Google [Bot] and 84 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group