A MAN has been fined £365 after pleading guilty to heroin possession. 

Carl Smith (33), of Park Road, Haltwhistle, appeared at South East Northumberland Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

He pleaded guilty to a single charge of attempting to possess the controlled drug on February 16 in Haltwhistle. 

As well as the fine, Smith was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.