A HAUL of drugs — including £300 worth of ketamine, MDMA and LSD — was discovered by police when they stopped a car in Newport.

Albert Pragnell, 21, of St Mary's Road, Cowes, appeared at the Isle of Wight Magistrate's Court last Tuesday, where he pleaded guilty to three counts of drug possession and one count of being concerned in the supply of ketamine.

The court heard police spotted Pragnell driving at speed through Newport town centre on July 8.

Prosecutor Ann Smout said: "When police spoke to Pragnell, they noticed he was overly nervous.

"After searching his car they found 28 grams of ketamine, 0.47 grams MDMA and four tabs of LSD.

"In interview, he told police he had paid £300 for the ketamine.

"He maintained it was purely for his own personal use. However, an examination of his phone revealed texts such from potential buyers saying things like, 'you got any k?'

"He now accepts he has been concerned in the supply of ketamine."

Barry Arnett, defending, said: "He was involved in drugs but, fortunately, all that is in the past," said Mr Arnett.

"With the support of his family he is now completely drug free.

"You are dealing with a young man who has now turned his life around.

"He was frank with police that he had dealt ketamine in the past. I'm not sure how much more cooperative he could have been."

Pragnell is due to be sentenced at the Isle of Wight Crown Court on January 10.

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