An Isle of Wight drug dealer who corrected police during his arrest by telling them he had £40 worth of ketamine not cocaine, will be sentenced next month.

Renan White, of Ranelagh Road in Sandown, attended the Isle of Wight Magistrates’ Court on Friday, April 5, and pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply a class B drug.

Lauren Stone, prosecuting, said White was observed in Shanklin by a plain-clothed police officer at 5.45pm on January 19 engaging in a two-second exchange with the driver of a parked Mini Cooper.

Ms Stone told the court that the officer followed White and saw him throw something over a wall, before stopping him to ask if he had thrown drugs.

The court heard that White confirmed he had thrown ‘about £40 worth’, and the officer checked behind the wall before arresting the 26-year-old on suspicion of possessing cocaine, but White corrected the officer, telling him it was 'ketamine not cocaine'.

White was later charged with intent to supply.

Rachel Wigley, defending, asked magistrates to consider ordering a pre-sentence report, to which they agreed.

White was granted unconditional bail and will return to the magistrates’ court on May 17 for sentencing.