A man caught in a Bury St Edmunds nightclub with more than 26 grams of cocaine will have to undergo six months’ alcohol treatment.
Trevor O’Sullivan, 26, of Ipswich Court, Bury, pleaded guilty to possessing the Class A drug when he appeared at Bury Magistrates’ Court on Friday.
Prosecutor Wayne Ablett said on May 11 a doorman at Brazilia nightclub found O’Sullivan knelt down in the men’s toilets with a bag of white powder in one hand and a credit card in the other.
Mr Ablett said the powder - 26.56 grams of cocaine - had a street value of approximately £1,000.
In mitigation, Malcolm Plummer said O’Sullivan had bought the drugs in bulk to get them at a ‘good price’ and was ‘sofa-surfing’ at the time so was carrying ‘most of his worldly goods with him.’
Barry Jackson, from the probation service, told magistrates O’Sullivan’s alcohol use was of more concern than his drug use, with one piggybacking the other.
O’Sullivan was given a 12 month community order with supervision and alcohol treatment and was ordered to pay £40 costs and a victim surcharge of £60.
Magistrates also ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs.