A SKIPTON man who pleaded guilty to possessing 12.37 grammes of cocaine and a quantity of cannabis has been ordered to pay £383 in fines and costs.

Callum Rudden, 21, of Rombalds Drive, was arrested on February 25 last year after police went to his address following a report of a burglary.

The court heard it was where Rudden lived and he was trying to get in having lost his key.

Once at the premises, police located some bags of cocaine and cannabis behind a microwave.

Prosecuting, Nadine Clough said given the amount of cocaine, Rudden, a bricklayer, was originally arrested for possession with intent to supply, but after further inquiries accepted it was for personal use.

He said in interview he had just collected it and threw it behind the microwave. He had not been trying to hide it.

He was fined £266 for possession of a class A drug with £85 costs and a £32 surcharge. He was given a six month conditional discharge for the cannabis. The drugs were forfeited for destruction.