A MAN was arrested as he carried home a knife for his mum to use for cooking, a court has heard.
Simon Richards, of Warrenside in Deighton, was before Huddersfield Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Magistrates were told the 30-year-old was searched by police as he walked along Alder Street on October 12. Alex Bozman, prosecuting, said that at around 1.15pm officers were driving past when they spotted him.
He said: “They saw him walking along the street and noticed a metallic object under his arm which they thought was a hammer.
“They pulled up the vehicle, searched him and saw a black-handled knife in his tracksuit pocket.
“A search at the same time (revealed) a small quantity of white powder, which was identified as the drug MCAT.”
Richards was arrested and he told police that he’d had the drugs on a night out and forgotten about them.
He explained that he had been given the kitchen knife by his cousin and was taking it home for his mum to use to prepare food.
Richards pleaded guilty to possession of a weapon in a public place and possession of the class B drug.
Magistrates agreed to adjourn the case for a pre-sentence report.
Richards will next appear before the court on November 18.