A student has lost her licence after she was caught driving under the influence of drugs near her home in Welshpool.

Leigh-Ann Cater, aged 24, admitted drug driving on September 11 when she appeared at Welshpool Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, November 21.

Police stopped the Ford Fusion car in Gallowstree Bank after an officer noticed that the MOT had expired, prosecutor Helen Tench said.

Police Constable Bufton noted that there was a smell of cannabis coming from the car. Cater admitted to the officer that she was a drug user.

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She failed a roadside drugs test and was arrested.

At the police station, Cater's blood test revealed she had 2.8 micrograms of cannabis metabolite Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol. The legal limit is two micrograms.

Mrs Tench told the court that Cater had no previous convictions to her name.

Cater, who chose not to be represented by a solicitor, said she did not want to say anything in mitigation.

Magistrates banned Cater, of Gallowstree Bank, Welshpool, from driving for the minimum period of 12 months and handed her a fine of £120, with £85 court costs and a £48 victim surcharge.