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POT-SMOKING teenager Robert Skinner has been made to pay £250 after he was caught by police with a small amount of cannabis in a grinder.

The 18-year-old appeared at Fareham Magistrates’ Court yesterday and pleaded guilty to possession of a class B drug.

The court heard that Skinner, of Trinity Green, Gosport, was caught on May 19 after police stopped and searched him in the street in the early hours of the morning.

Police discovered a grinder – a device used to grind up marijuana bud into fine usable product – in his pocket, which had a small amount of cannabis in it.

As Skinner was 17 when he was arrested, he was offered a conditional caution by police but he refused to co-operate, so the case was taken to court.

His defence said the unemployed teen suffers a learning disability, which makes it difficult for him to understand.

Magistrates gave him a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered him to pay £235 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.