A MAN has been fined after pleading guilty to possessing cannabis.

Steven Keeney (22) of Hexham Road, Wark, appeared at South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court last Thursday, where he pleaded guilty to one charge of possessing the Class B drug.

The court heard that Keeney was found with the drug in Hexham on June 15.

Keeney was fined £80, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and costs of £85.

Magistrates also ordered the forfeiture of the cannabis.