A MAN from Andover who was found to be in possession of a Class A drug cocaine has been ordered to pay a fine.

Darren Dredge, of Marlborough Street, on Friday, April 7, had in his possession a quantity of cocaine.

During a hearing which was held on Thursday, October 12, at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court, the 52-year-old indicated a guilty plea to the offence.

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Magistrates ordered Dredge to pay a fine of £500.

Court costs of £85 and a surcharge fee of £200 must also be paid.

The drugs will be destroyed.