A MAN caught by police with 29 ecstasy tablets has been found guilty of intent to supply the drug.

David Simpson, 42, admitted possession of the tablets but denied supplying it, when he appeared before Teesside Crown Court.

Yesterday, a jury found him guilty of the offence.

The court heard that Simpson, of Medbourne Close, Middlesbrough, threw away a package containing the drugs after he was told by police to empty his pockets.

Officers' attention had been drawn to him after he was involved in a fight with a man in Redcar High Street at about 1am on July 31 last year.

Three bags of ecstasy were later discovered on him.

Police also found four ecstasy tablets at his home.

Simpson had previously admitted possessing 5.1g of cannabis, 15.7g of cannabis resin and a small amount of amphetamines.

Sentencing was adjourned for reports.