A MAN was caught with class A drugs after police descended upon his home hunting a cannabis factory.

Callum Michael Smith admitted the offence when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford on February 10.

Prosecutor Robert Skinner said police had visited Smith's home with a warrant on December 10.

A search found £440 of cash, mobile phones, and a tub which contained a white powder later found to be cocaine.

The court heard Smith had told officers the cash belonged to his girlfriend, but admitted the mobile phones and the cocaine were his.

Philip Cornell, for Smith, said police had gone to the 21-year-old's mother's house looking for a cannabis factory after receiving a tip off.

"He told them that he uses cocaine with his girlfriend sometimes and showed the police, who asked him to come for a voluntary interview later. There was no cannabis farm."

The court heard the former agency worker, who has been out of work since Christmas, but is looking for work.

"He is not relying on selling drugs. He is not a drug dealer," Mr Cornell said.

Smith, of Princess Avenue, Hereford, was fined £120. He must also pay costs of £185 and a £34 victim surcharge.