A man who had a bag of cannabis in his car has been fined by magistrates.

Malik Khan, 31 of Australia Avenue, Maidenhead, was stopped by police at around 3pm in the Cox Green area of Maidenhead on Wednesday last week. He pleaded guilty at Reading Magistrates Court on Friday of possessing a class B substance.

He was fined and ordered to pay a surcharge.

Investigating officer PC Luke Jenkins of Maidenhead police station, said: “In Maidenhead we currently have a pilot drugs diversion scheme in place that seeks to rehabilitate drug users and end their reliance on illegal drugs.

“However, offenders found to be in possession of larger quantities of drugs, those suspected of supplying illegal substances or those who do not engage with the specialist support, will face arrest and prosecution.

Details of rehabilitating schemes can be foundon https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/news/thames-valley/news/2020/january/13-01-2020/drugs-diversion-scheme--new-pilot-in-windsor-and-maidenhead/

Police are also currently running the campaign #TrueCosts which aims to highlight the real impact of drug offences on the most vulnerable incommunities.

For more details on the campaign and how to find help visit https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/police-forces/thames-valley-police/areas/c/true-costs/