Prison sentence for Holyhead man guilty of theft and drug possession

A MAN from Holyhead who stole a rucksack and a drone has been handed a prison sentence.

Gareth Hughes, 41, of Cleveland Crescent, was also found guilty at Caernarfon Magistrates’ Court on April 4 of possession of cannabis and an amphetamine.

On March 15, Mr Hughes stole both the rucksack and drone, worth £535, belonging to Mr William Bell, from a property on Market Street.

On the same day, at a property on Maes-Yr-Haf, he was also accused to be in possession of a small quantity of cannabis and an amphetamine.

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For committing theft, Mr Hughes, who was on recall until 2023 following previous convictions, was sentenced to four weeks’ imprisonment.

He was also ordered to pay, upon his release, a surcharge of £128, to be paid in full by January 1, 2024.

No separate penalty was issued for the possession of either Class B drug, but the cannabis and amphetamine was ordered to be forfeited and destroyed.

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