A Newcastle Emlyn man caught driving after taking a cocktail of drugs has been banned from the road for two years and ordered to carry out 140 of unpaid work.

Rhys David Oliver Sheridan, aged 22, of Station Road, was stopped by police while driving a Skoda Fabia on the B4571 at Newcastle Emlyn on June 3.

Tests showed he had 404 microgrammes of benzoylecgonine per litre of his blood. Benzoylecgonine is a compound of the Class A drug. The legal limit is 50 microgrammes.

Sherdian also had 3.5 microgrammes of delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol - the active ingredient in cannabis - per litre of his blood. The legal limit is two microgrammes.

In addition, he also had 21 microgrammes of methylenedioxmethamphetamine - ecstasy - per litre of his blood. The legal limit is ten microgrammes,

Aberystwyth magistrates also ordered Sheridan to pay £85 court costs and another £85 victim surcharge.

Sheridan must complete the unpaid work within the next 12 months.