Class B drugs proved an expensive way for a Milford Haven man to treat anxiety and arthritis.

Terance Christopher Watts, of Coombs Drive, pleaded guilty to possession of three grams of cannabis when he appeared in the dock at Haverfordwest magistrates court on Tuesday, November 20.

Sian Vaughan, prosecuting, said: “Officers attended at the defendant’s address for an unrelated matter and became aware of the smell of cannabis.

“Drugs with an estimated street value of £15 were recovered.”

The court heard that Watts, who used the Class B drug because he suffered from arthritis, anxiety and depression, did not accept that the cannabis weighed three grams, and stated it must have been measured alongside normal tobacco.

Magistrates fined the 55 year-old £80 and ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £30 surcharge.

The bench was told that he had not used any controlled substances for weeks.

A destruction order was made for the seized drugs.