French carpenter who tried to smuggle drugs into Jersey gets ‘benefit of doubt’ over cannabis use

The Jersey Post reports

A FRENCH carpenter who tried to smuggle drugs into Jersey has been jailed for nine months – after Jurats decided they were for his personal use.

The Royal Court heard yesterday that Sebastien Le Breton (44) tried to bring two 100-gram bars of cannabis resin and seven methadone tablets into the Island in his luggage on the ferry from St Malo.

Cannabis is a class B drug and methadone is class A.

Le Breton claimed that, despite the quantities of cannabis he was carrying, he did not plan to sell it, and it was all for his own use. Jurats decided to ‘give him the benefit of the doubt’ by accepting this.

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French carpenter who tried to smuggle drugs into Jersey gets ‘benefit of doubt’ over cannabis use