Wiltshire Ford Transit Van fined for driving with drugs at A36 junction

A Salisbury man has been banned from driving for a year and fined after being caught driving drugs in a van.

Homeless Philip Andrew Grigg, 39, pleaded guilty to drug driving in Salisbury Magistrates’ Court on January 4, 2022.

The court heard that at 11:30 p.m. on July 5, 2021, the defendant’s Ford Transit was stopped on The Avenue, junction A36, in Wilton by an officer who smelled of cannabis.

The level of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, in Grigg’s blood was above the legal limit.

THC is a psychoactive molecule in cannabis.

Grigg told the court he didn’t smoke the drug but ended up ingesting it after hanging out with friends.

He said you “will never find that in my blood again.”

Grigg was fined £ 120 and had to pay an additional £ 34 to fund victim services.

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