A CARDIGAN man caught in possession of drugs has been fined.

Jay Francis Cockburn, of Feidrfair, Cardigan, had 1.99 grammes of cocaine and 1.76 grammes of herbal cannabis at Aberystwyth on July 29.

The 29-year-old pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing a controlled Class A drug and a controlled Class B drug when he appeared before magistrates at Aberystwyth Justice Centre.

A warrant for his arrest following a previous non-appearance was withdrawn after he surrendered to the court.

Cockburn was fined a total of £170, along with prosecution costs of £85 and a £34 victim surcharge. The court ordered the drugs to be forfeit and destroyed.