FORMER County Councillor Paul Dowson – who says he has an £80 per week ‘speed’ habit – has admitted possession of 12g of amphetamine.
Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court heard on Tuesday (May 17) that police attended his home in July last year, gaining entry with a warrant.
Dowson, then a serving councillor admitted there were drugs in his home, with the offending powder being found in his kitchen.
He was fined £80 and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a surcharge of £34.
The drugs were placed under a destruction order. Dowson has 28 days to pay the outstanding fine to the court.
Dowson stood to represent the Bush Ward in the recent local elections held on May 5, despite having committed the offence. He lost his seat after coming last in the poll. His electoral chances would not have been helped by leaflets sent to every home saying that Dowson was a racist.
Dowson told the Herald he is considering legal action over the leaflets saying they broke electoral law.