Police gave drug man lift to party
POLICE who collared a man with drugs gave him a lift to the party he was going to, a court heard.
Gino Porcaro was at Temple Meads station car park when he and four friends came to the attention of officers, Bristol Crown Court was told.
When Porcaro saw them he swore and was searched, with officers finding 14 wraps of MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy, which he intended to share at a get-together.
Police then booked him for the drugs offence and gave him a lift to the bash, the court heard.
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Porcaro, 23, of Cann Lane, Wick, pleaded guilty to possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply.
Judge Julian Lambert handed him a six-month suspended prison sentence, with 18 months' supervision.
The judge, who warned of the possible fatal consequences of taking MDMA, told him: "Grow up and join the adult world of decent, law-abiding people."
Kenneth Bell, prosecuting, said Porcaro bought the MDMA in the car park for £80 and was going to share it with friends, but not sell it.
Tabitha Macfarlane, defending, said the car valeter was "a foolish young man", who knew he was very lucky to be given a chance.