A MAN landed himself with a court bill after a police search uncovered drugs in his car.
Officers found £10 worth of cannabis bush in the footwell of Alfas Miah’s Nissan vehicle after arresting him on suspicion of a separate drug offence.
Miah, 23, of Anderson Street, South Shields, admitted possession of a Class B drug when he appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.
Keith Laidlaw, prosecuting, said: “Police were on patrol in Robinson Street, South Shields, when they arrested Miah on suspicion of supplying a controlled substance.
“He had some car keys in his possession, and police searched the vehicle, finding cannabis bush in the footwell of the passenger’s side.
“When interviewed by police, he accepted the cannabis was for his own personal use.
“He said he had purchased it for £10.”
Christopher Brown, defending, said: “It is a straightforward matter.
“He has pleaded guilty immediately.
“He had in his possession an extremely small quantity of cannabis bush.
“He made full and frank admissions in interview.”
Miah was fined £77 and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £20 victim surcharge.