A MAN landed himself in court after police uncovered drugs during a search at his home.
Shaun Campbell was being arrested on an unconnected matter when officers conducted a search of his home, finding cannabis bush in his bedroom.
The 35-year-old admitted a charge of possessing a Class B drug when he appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
He told police that he was smoking the drug to help battle his depression.
Rehana Haque, prosecuting, said: “Campbell was cautioned and arrested on an unrelated matter.
“The search of the property was carried out and cannabis was found in the bedroom.
“He told police the drugs were for his own personal use.
“He said he smoked cannabis to deal with his depression.”
Christopher Brown, defending, said: “Police came to his address.
“During a search they found a small amount of cannabis, which he said was valued at £10 and the police accepted that account.
“He has admitted the offence straight away.”
Campbell, of Inverness Road, Jarrow, was given a six-month conditional discharge by magistrates and ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge.