Drugs were found in the pocket of Pembroke Dock man who just ‘wanted to numb the pain’.

Victor Daniel Busby, of Bush Street, Pembroke Dock, pleaded guilty to possession of Class B and Class C drugs when he appeared at Haverfordwest magistrates court on Tuesday, March 12.

Abul Hussain, prosecuting, told the court that a police officer came across Busby, 40, lying on the ground, surrounded by a group of people in a Pembroke Dock supermarket car part on October 19.

Mr Hussain said: “The officer thought that he was drunk. He was slurring his words and constantly repeating himself. Due to concern about the defendant’s condition an ambulance was called.”

Busby was noticed to be fidgeting with his pocket, and the officer found he was in possession of 0.87 grams of herbal cannabis and eight Alprazolam tablets.

Mr Hussain added: “In interview the defendant said he was ‘smashed’ and could not remember much about the incident.”

The bench heard that at the time of the offence Busby was dealing with the death of his mother who he had been caring for.

Busby, who represented himself, said: “I just wanted to numb the pain that I was feeling.”

Magistrates imposed a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered Busby to pay £85 costs and a £20 surcharge.

A destruction order was made for the seized drugs.