U.K. cannabis dealer jailed after smashing into police car, leaving trail of drugs into canal

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Adult-use cannabis is categorized as a Class B drug in the U.K., alongside ketamine, amphetamines, codeine, and barbiturates. A conviction of supply or possession of a Class B drug can result in penalties of up to 14 years in prison, and/or an unlimited fine. A Rochdale, U.K. man is in court after smashing his Audi into the door of a cop car before taking off on foot, leaving a trail of illicit cannabis to where he abandoned his own vehicle in a canal. Authorities ordered him to turn off his engine and remain in place after noticing a strong odour of weed wafting from the car. He redirected the vehicle and zoomed towards the cop car, hitting the edge of the door and nearly missing the officer before speeding away.

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A Rochdale, U.K. man is in court after smashing his Audi into the door of a cop car before taking off on foot, leaving a trail of illicit cannabis to where he abandoned his own vehicle in a canal.

Bradley Jones, 21, was pulled over by police on May 7 of last year. Authorities ordered him to turn off his engine and remain in place after noticing a strong odour of weed wafting from the car.

But Minshull Street Crown Court heard that in a panic, Jones reversed his vehicle and went speeding away — narrowly missing collisions with multiple...

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