A Penparcau man has been banned from the road for a year by magistrates after appearing in court to plead guilty to drug driving.

Joshua Jackson, of 51 Heol Tyn Y Fron, appeared before Aberystwyth Magistrates’ Court on 2 April.

The court heard that the 20-year-old was stopped by police while behind the wheel of a BMW on Heol Tyn Y Fron on 13 January.

Laboratory tests showed that Jackson had cocaine in his blood exceeding the specified limit.

Magistrates disqualified Jackson from driving for 12 months.

He was also handed a fine of £230.

Jackson must also pay costs to the Crown Prosecution Service of £85 as well as a surcharge to fund victim services of £92.