A DRIVER stopped by police near Chelker Reservoir in Draughton was in possession of cannabis, heard Skipton Magistrates Court.

Kauser Uddin, 25, was driving a Volkswagen Golf at just before 8pm on April 6 on Height Lane when he was stopped, the court heard on Friday.

Officers smelt cannabis, carried out a search and found a small amount of the substance, worth about £10.

Uddin,who admitted the possession of a Class B controlled drug, had previous convictions for some drug-related matters, the court was told.

In mitigation, the court heard Uddin had been tested at the roadside for both drugs and alcohol and had been negative for both.

He had been co-operative with police and had admitted the cannabis was his, for his own use.

Since the incident, he had not consumed cannabis and was looking for a job.

Uddin, of Barlow Street, Bradford, was fined £80 and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a surcharge of £30. Magistrates ordered the drugs to be forfeited and destroyed.