AN 'unlucky' man left cannabis on his coffee table as he invited police officers into his home, a court heard.

Stewart Peter Miller, aged 46, welcomed police officers into his Weymouth home to talk about his concerns about anti-social behaviour in the area on Thursday, August 12.

But he admitted to police officers he was in possession of cannabis and pointed officers to the Class B drug on his coffee table.

Prosecuting, Siobhan Oxley, told Weymouth Magistrates’ Court: “During this conversation (about anti-social behaviour), he admitted he was in possession of cannabis and pointed towards his coffee table where one gram of cannabis was.

“He was interviewed and by way of summary, he stated he had it locked away but didn’t put it back.”

Stewart Miller of Berkshire Close in Weymouth, pleaded guilty to possession of one gram of cannabis, a Class B drug.

Defending, Simon Lacey, said it was a ‘small amount of cannabis for personal use’ and 'it is a mystery why he wasn’t cautioned'.

He said: “His means are limited. He wants to stop using cannabis and he was using it for his mental health and a conditional discharge is enough for someone in this case.

“It is unlucky he didn’t just get a caution.”

Miller was issued a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a £22 victim surcharge and £40 in court costs. The cannabis was ordered to be forfeited and destroyed.