POLICE found three bags of cocaine when they stopped a car in Station Road, New Milton, a court heard.

Passenger James Woodford was found with three bags of cocaine and a search of his home yielded a further three bags with a deals list as well as drugs paraphernalia.

Prosecutor Colin Meeke told Southampton Crown Court the cocaine was valued at £280 and when Woodford’s phone was examined, it was found to contain 200 drug-related messages.

Woodford, 24, of Nada Road, Christchurch, admitted possessing drugs, possessing them with intent to supply and being concerned in their supply.

He received a 16-month suspended sentence with 18 months' supervision and a 120-hour community work order. He was also told to pay a £100 community surcharge.