A CREWKERNE man has appeared in court charged with possession of drugs after being found with white powder in his pocket while being searched at a police station.

Konrad Autur Hicner had been arrested for unrelated matters and while in police custody was discovered to have a foil wrap of amphetamine on his person.

And when he appeared in the dock before Somerset Magistrates he admitted the offence but claimed he had no idea how the drug got there.

Hicner, 32, of Gouldsbrook View, pleaded guilty to being in possession of a quantity of amphetamine (class B) at Yeovil on March 29.

Emma Lenanton, prosecuting, said that on the day in question the defendant was in custody at Yeovil police station in relation to other matters.

“While being searched they found in his jacket pocket a small piece of foil that contained white powder which was later discovered to be 0.5g of amphetamine and he was charged,” she said.

Defending solicitor Sam Morton said Hicner had no recollection of how he came to be in possession of the drugs, but admitted he was.

The magistrates imposed a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered him to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.