A REVELLER at Pevfest has been fined for possession of cannabis and being drunk and disorderly.
Immanuel Surena, of Canute Close, Eastbourne, appeared before the town’s magistrates court on Friday (August 5) and pleaded guilty to the two charges against him.
He also admitted being in breach of a conditional discharge which was imposed by magistrates on November 11, 2010 for another possession of cannabis offence.
The latest offences were both committed on Eastbourne Road, Pevensey Bay, on the evening of July 23.
There was a large music festival going on in the village and police were called to a disturbance.
When someone told police Surena was in possession of a knife, officers approached him and he became resistant and argumentative.
The court heard no knife was found but the officers believed he was under the influence of alcohol and his behaviour was disorderly.
He was arrested and taken to the police station and on the way, the police noticed a smell of cannabis in the car.
They asked him about the smell and he told the officers, “That will be the cannabis hidden on me, you will never find it.”
However, when they arrived at the custody centre, Surena pulled the drugs out from his underwear.
Stuart Grace, defending, said Surena had been drinking at Pevfest but had a stable life in Eastbourne after moving to the area from France.
Magistrates imposed a £50 fine for breaching the conditional discharge, £100 fine for possession of cannabis and £50 for being drunk and disorderly. Surena was also ordered to pay £85 in court costs and a £15 surcharge.