A MAN has been fined £400 after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine.

Craig Thomas Porter (38) of Cheviot View, Prudhoe appeared at South East Northumberland Magistrates Court on Thursday, April 11.

He pleaded guilty to a single charge of possessing the class A drug on March 9 in Prudhoe.

As well as the £400 fine, Porter was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £40 and costs of £85.

The court also ordered that the drugs should be forfeited.