A SOUTHEND man has been fined and told to undertake community service after being caught with cannabis.

Robert Smith was arrested by Essex Police officers for possession of cannabis, a class B drug, in Southend on March 23, 2020.

The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to the offence at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Monday, May 9.

Smith, of Hope Lodge, Sutton Road, Southend, was told to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £90 and costs to the Crown Prosecution Service totalling £140.

He was also slapped with a community service order and told to carry out unpaid work for 140 hours within the next twelve months.