A TEENAGER has appeared at court after being found with more than a dozen bags of methamphetamine.

Jack William Stevens faced magistrates sitting at Newton Aycliffe where he pleaded guilty to one charge of being in possession of 20g of the Class A drug with intent to supply.

Rachel Stapleton, prosecuting, said: "Police stopped the defendant on July 17 when he was the driver of a vehicle.

"The car was searched and he was found with 21 individual grip seal bags containing 20 grams of methamphetamine.

"He was also found with a phone which after examination revealed Snapchat messages to and from the defendant suggesting the drugs were for distribution."

Stevens, who was represented in court by Amrit Jandu, was remanded on unconditional bail.

The 19-year-old, of Bryony Walk, in Shotton Colliery, will be sentenced by a judge at Durham Crown Court.

His next court appearance will be October 13.