A MAN who admitted carrying knuckle-dusters in Worcester has been jailed.

Paul Sumner appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court on December 17 where he indicated he would plead guilty to possession of an offensive weapon (knuckle-dusters) in Lowesmoor on September 5 last year.

The 28 year-old, of no fixed abode, was jailed for two weeks by magistrates, who also ordered him to pay a £128 victim surcharge. Magistrates also ordered the forfeiture of the knuckledusters.

A Worcester man who drove despite having ketamine in his system has been banned from driving after he admitted his crime.

Peter Tandy, of Porterfields Road, Worcester, appeared in court on December 17 where he admitted driving a Ford Transit van in Waterworks Road on May 30 this year with the drug in his blood.

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The 33 year-old pleaded guilty and was banned from driving for 20 months by the magistrates, who also fined him £298.

In addition, he was also ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge and court costs of £135.

A woman will appear for trial after she was charged with production of more than 50 cannabis plants in Malvern.

Jenny Ludlow, of Worcester Road, Malvern, appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court on December 17 charged with producing 51 cannabis plants in the town on October 6 this year.

She did not enter a plea, and magistrates ordered the case be sent to Crown Court for trial.

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The 38 year-old will appear at Worcester Crown Court on January 20.

A man who admitted having cocaine in his possession in Worcester has been fined.

55 year-old Ansar Mahmood admitted having the drug in his possession when he appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court on December 17.

Mahmood, of Apple Tree Road, Pershore, pleaded guilty to the charge, which stated that on July 11 this year, he had a quantity of cocaine on his person in Worcester.

Magistrates fined Mahmood £165 in addition to a £34 victim surcharge and court costs of £135.

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They also ordered the cocaine be forfeited and destroyed.

A serving prisoner who had a large amount of drugs on his person was also sentenced on December 17.

Russell Higham appeared before magistrates via video-link charged with possession of 17.4 grams of mamba in addition to 105 mixed strength tablets of Pregabalin, a drug usually used to treat epilepsy and fibromyalgia.

He pleaded guilty to both charges, and magistrates ordered the forfeiture of the drugs.

No other penalties were imposed as the 42 year-old is a serving prisoner.