Here are the latest cases from the region’s courts:
Cannabis dealer Daniel Smith breached a suspended sentence after he was caught with the drug.
The 26-year-old was sentenced to 10 months in prison, suspended for two years, last year after admitting possession of cannabis with intent to supply and being concerned in the supply of cannabis.
But he was arrested at 11pm on January 20 after being found in possession of cannabis.
Smith, of Oldfield Street, Fenton, pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis and breaching a suspended sentence order.
Judge David Fletcher, sitting at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court, allowed the suspended sentence to continue. He marked the offences with a 12-month community order and 80 hours unpaid work.
Twenty-eight-year-old Tanya Burndred has denied a child sex offence.
The defendant, of Hayeswood Road, Norton Heights, is accused of arranging or facilitating