Police discovered a drug-driver during a routine stop in Haverfordwest, a court has heard.

Henry Jones, of Brookside Avenue, Johnston, pleaded guilty to drug-driving when he appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Tuesday, September 11.

Vaughan Pritchard-Jones, prosecuting, told the court that police stopped Jones’ VW Polo at Merlin’s Bridge, Haverfordwest, for a routine check at 4.45pm on April 6.

The officers could smell cannabis coming from inside the vehicle, and Jones, 20, was found to be just over the controlled Class B drug limit.

Pritchard-Jones said: “He accepted he had smoked cannabis earlier that day.”

Jonathan Webb, defending, said Jones was previously of clean character.

“He was literally just over the limit.”

Mr Webb added that Jones planned to move to Barry in the near future, where he hoped to find work.

Jones was banned from driving for 12 months and fined £120. Magistrates also ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £30 surcharge.

The chairman of the bench said: “Obviously it was a very silly thing to do. You know that you cannot smoke pot and get away with it.”