A MAN found with cannabis while being arrested had battled significant drug issues over the years, a court was told.

Police entered a property in Wellington Row, Whitehaven, on the evening of September 1 due to a domestic disturbance, Workington Magistrates’ Court heard.

Terrence Robinson, 38, was arrested for breach of the peace. Pamela Fee, prosecuting, said a small snap bag of cannabis was found in the back of the defendant’s trouser pocket.

Robinson, of Wellington Row, Whitehaven, pleaded guilty to possession of a Class B drug.

Claire Kirkpatrick, defending, said: “It’s a straightforward matter. It’s a small amount of cannabis. Mr Robinson has battled significant drug issues over the years.

“Since the start of this year, he has worked extremely hard and has come off all the hard drugs which I know he’s extremely proud of.

“He has struggled with his mental health. He feels like he has let himself and his mum down.

“Hopefully, gradually he can come off the cannabis as well.”

Robinson was fined £80 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.