Man caught with cannabis after police spot him staggering

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A MAN has been fined £160 after he was caught with cannabis in the street.

Daniel Swalwell and a female friend were stopped by police after being found staggering around drunk at the side of a road on December 9, Sunderland magistrates heard.

Prosecutor Maimuna Bappa said the officers could smell cannabis on Swalwell, 21, and found a small amount of cannabis bush in his pocket.

Swalwell, of Dundas Street, Monkwearmouth, admitted possession of a Class B drug. He was fined £55 and told to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.