AN AMPORT man who was caught with four kilograms of cocaine has admitted to being concerned in the supply of the Class A drug.

Louis Guy Wood appeared via video link at Winchester Crown Court on Wednesday where he pleaded guilty to the offence which took place on April 19.

The 31-year-old denied another charge of being in possession of cocaine with intent to supply on the same day.

Sally Mertens, prosecuting, said: “I am not in a position today to say that they are acceptable.”

The court was told that during his arrest Wood was found with a phone, but it has not been analysed yet.

Wood was stopped in a vehicle by patrolling officers at around 6.44pm on the junction 9 slip road, for Winchester, of the M3. A quantity of drugs and cash were also seized from the vehicle.

John Simmons, defending, said: “This is a man of good character apart from one conviction as I recall it is for a completely unrelated matter.

“He expects of course a significant custodial sentence but there are a number of matters which are being explored which may assist the court in addition to a pre-sentence report by the time we come to sentence.”

He added: “This matter will not be listed for trial. I can assure the court that this matter will not be a trial and it will be disposed of early.”

The case has been listed for another hearing on Wednesday next week, if needed, to confirm whether the prosecution has accepted Wood’s pleas. If the pleas are agreed, then he will be sentenced on June 17.

Wood, of Monxton Road, Amport, was remanded back into custody following the hearing.