A MAN has pleaded guilty to drug offences after a stop and search in Southampton.

Ahmed Haji, 25, of Anglesea Terrace, Southampton pleaded guilty to drug offences at Southampton Magistrates Court on March 24.

He had been charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and one count of acquiring / using /possessing criminal property.

This comes after officers carried out a stop and search in Granville Street at around 3.15pm on March 22.

A silver Ford Fiesta Zetec was stopped after police spotted a suspected drugs deal taking place.

Three men and the vehicle were searched, resulting in "a quantity of suspected Class A drugs and cash" being found.

Three men aged 25, 43 and 32, all from Southampton, were arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply.

Officers then carried out a search of an address in Anglesea Terrace, Southampton, where further Class A drugs and a large quantity of cash and designer clothing were said to have been found.

A 57-year-old man, also from Southampton, was also arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs, possession of Class A drugs and possession of a knife in a public place.

Haji has been remanded in custody and is next due to appear at Southampton Crown Court on April 15 for sentencing.

The three men aged 32, 43 and 57 were questioned by officers and released under investigation while enquiries continue.