A TEENAGER has admitted being in possession of heroin and cannabis in Andover.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to the two charges, which relate to an incident on January 6.

The boy was one of several people who was searched by police at the time, and officers found roughly £10-20 of wraps, for personal use, on him.

He was arrested and once at the police station, they also found four wraps of heroin, according to prosecutor Kate Prince.

Defending, Rob Chandler told the court how the boy had been in and out of care since he was 15, and that whilst he still receiving support for his cannabis use, he is no longer using heroin.

The boy said that he was feeling better now than at the time of the incident, telling the court: "It is all settled now, I don't know how to explain it.

"I feel a lot happier than I was."

Magistrates imposed a six-month youth referral order, as well as the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs.

He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £21.