Jailed for having drugs

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A DRUG user who was caught with amphetamine has been jailed for six months.

Paul Downing, 40, had hidden the drugs, worth between £30 and £60, in a toy egg on his body.

He admitted possessing a Class B drug on March 12 when he appeared at Teesside Crown Court.

Paul Abrahams, mitigating, said it was for his personal use.

Downing, of Bruce Crescent, Hartlepool, was sentenced to six months jail, but will be released immediately after spending four months in prison on remand.

Co-defendant Alan Purvis, 35, also of Bruce Crescent, will be sentenced later after he admitted possession of amphetamine with intent to supply on March 12 and handling stolen goods between March 8 and 13.

He was remanded in custody until he is sentenced on July 31.