Amphetamine was discovered in a cyclist’s pocket, a court has heard.

Steven Barham, of Bunkers Hill, Milford Haven, pleaded guilty to Class B drug possession when he appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Tuesday, January 22.

Prosecutor Vaughan Pritchard-Jones said police thought Barham, 36, was acting suspiciously when they spotted him on his push-bike in Milford Haven at 2.55pm on September 27, as he moved his hand over his pocket when he saw the officers.

A green tin in his trouser pocket was found to contain 6.02 grams of white power, which Barham admitted was amphetamine.

Stuart John, defending, said: “He tells me that in the past he has had issues with leaving his house and finds amphetamine gives him the confidence to do so.”

Mr John added that Barham hoped to gain a job as a labour in the near future and had taken steps to deal with his issues.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered Barham to pay £85 court costs and a £20 surcharge.

A destruction order was made for the seized drugs.