‘Wrong crowd’ to blame for drug stash

A Sudbury man who suffers from severe learning disabilities was given a 12-month conditional discharge on Thursday after being caught with drugs.

Aaron Hubbard, 32, from Ballingdon Street, admitted possession of amphetamine and cannabis at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard that police executed a warrant at Hubbard’s home on the morning of June 6.

Colette Harper, prosecuting, said: “Police asked if he had any cannabis on him and he indicated it was in a drawer.”

Officers found herbal and resin-type cannabis worth £20 as well as amphetamine worth £5.

The court heard Hubbard has severe learning disabilities and lives in supported accommodation.

Helen Dale, in mitigation, said: “In the past, he has been involved with bad characters and recently he fell back in with one.” She said he had agreed to go to counselling and had not used drugs since his arrest.

Presiding magistrate Gill Evans said: “We are glad you’ve got some support. Don’t get in with people that lead you astray.”