A WEM drug driver caught in possession of crack cocaine has pleaded guilty to a number of offences and been banned from driving for 18 months.

Joseph Pawlowski, 33, from Orchard Way in Wem, pleaded guilty on Monday, April 11 at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court to five offences across October 6-7, 2021, with a lead offence of possession controlled class a drug, namely crack cocaine.

He pleaded guilty to over the drug limit while driving in Shrewsbury on October 6, 2021, with cocaine and Benzoylecgonine, while also admitting driving without the correct licence or third party insurance.

Pawlowski was fined £120 for possessing the crack cocaine, with costs of £135 and a victim surcharge of £34, while he was fined a further £120 for being over the legal drug limit ­– £409 in total.

He received on separate penalties for the other drugs, licence and insurance offences and his early guilty plea led to a discount in the length of his sentence.