A Lampeter man has been banned from the road by 17 months by magistrates after appearing in court to plead guilty to drug driving.

Liam Woodcraft, of 7 Gwel y Creuddyn, appeared before Aberystwyth Magistrates’ Court on 16 May.

The court heard that the 42-year-old was stopped by police while driving a Volkswagen Jetta on the A482 at Cwmann on 9 March this year.

Laboratory tests showed that Woodcraft had cannabis and benzoylecgonine – the major metabolite of cocaine – in his system exceeding the specified limit.

Magistrates disqualified Woodcraft from driving for 17 months.

He was also handed a 12 month community order to include 40 hours of unpaid work and rehabilitation.

He must also pay £85 costs and a £114 surcharge.