A DORSET man has been fined by the courts after being caught with cannabis by police.

Karl Michael Farrant, aged 24 and of Lenthey Close, Sherborne, had 1.3g of cannabis in his possession when officers looked at his belongings at Ashmead Road Police Centre in Keynsham, Somerset, on November 16, 2019.

Appearing before Poole Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, June 10, the defendant admitted the single charge of having the class B drug in his possession.

He was ordered to pay a £40 fine and £32 surcharge. The drugs were to be forfeited and destroyed.