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Man admits Carlisle cannabis supply crime

Paul Myers

A MAN who had denied involvement in a Carlisle cannabis supply crime has now admitted the offence, and was told by a judge: “You should have pleaded earlier.”

Paul Daniel Myers, aged 36, had been due to face trial at the city’s crown court having pleaded not guilty to possessing the class B drug with intent to supply.

But when Myers appeared before a judge earlier today (FRI), Myers changed his plea to guilty.

His offence was committed on May 11 of 2017. On that date he was a passenger in a vehicle which was stopped by police on London Road in Carlisle.

Around 750g of cannabis – potentially worth in the region of £7,500 if sold on the street – was discovered to have been hidden in the boot.

The vehicle’s driver, 27-year-old Ben John Cloney, of Sycamore Avenue, Wirral, admitted possessing the drug with intent to supply at a previous court hearing, and is said to have confessed to being a criminal courier.

He and Myers, of Rockhouse Street, Liverpool, are due to be sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court on January 24. In the meantime Myers was granted unconditional bail, while Cloney was not present for today’s hearing.

“You have pleaded guilty, eventually, to this matter,” Myers was told by Judge Nicholas Barker. “You should have pleaded earlier.

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