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Ambleside man warned he faces prison over string of drugs offences
4:29pm Monday 21st January 2013 in News
A MAN from Ambleside has been warned he could go to prison after pleading guilty to a string of drugs offences.
Mark Hawkins, 35, of Rydal Road, Ambleside, pleaded guilty at Carlisle Crown Court to producing cannabis, supplying it and possessing the class B drug with intent to supply it.
He denied possessing cocaine, a class A drug, with intent to supply it, and that charge was dropped when he pleaded guilty instead to the less serious offence of possessing it for his own use.
Hawkins, who was said to have some previous convictions, though not for anything as serious as those he now faces, was remanded on bail for probation reports.
The judge told him custody would still be “an option” when he returned to be sentenced on February 19.