DECRIMINALISED? If you thought police had gone soft on cannabis possession, just ask Charlie Watts


A MAN has been left £183 out of pocket after he was found in possession of a small amount of cannabis.

Charlie Watts, 29, was found with a small amount of the class B drug on October 16 last year in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire.

The namesake of the late Rolling Stones rocker Charlie Watts, who died aged 80 in August 2021, had a wait of nearly ten months before his case came to court on Saturday, July 30.

He pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court.

Watts, from College Road, Cheshunt, was fined £70 with £85 prosecution costs and a victim surcharge of £28.

An order was also made to destroy the drugs.