A 26-year-old was given a six month conditional discharge after he was found with three grams of cannabis in his possession.
Tadii Marozwa, of Lilac Way, pleaded guilty to possessing the class B drug when he appeared before North Devon Magistrates’ Court on Friday.
Mark Haddow, for the prosecution, told the court police found three grams of the drug after he was searched last month.
Mr Haddow said: “He was on his way home from work, he got the cannabis from someone he didn’t know.”
He also had a large quantity of cash on him but told police the money was from his wages.
Marozwa, who was not represented by a solicitor in court, said: “I do apologise. I wasn’t feeling well at the time. It isn’t my usual thing.
“I do apologise for everything. I understand it was a serious situation.”
As well as a conditional discharge, Marozwa was told to pay a £15 victim surcharge.