A MEONSTOKE man who was caught while in possession of eight grammes of cannabis and a Class A drug has been fined hundreds of pounds.

Finton McGibbon, of High Street, was found with a quantity of dimethyltryptamine, or DMT as it is commonly known, while in Mallards Green in Martinstown, Dorchester, on May 13 this year.

Appearing at Weymouth Magistrates' Court on Friday, July 22, he was fined £600 and ordered to pay a surcharge of £60 to fund victim services. The bench further imposed costs of £85.

He has until August 19 to pay the total sum of £745. No separate penalty was imposed for the possession of cannabis.

The drugs were seized and destroyed.

McGibbon's guilty plea was taken into account while imposing the sentence.

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