RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts inculde:

Howard John Taylor, 40, of no fixed address, harassment by 196 texts, a voicemail message and letter, £1,237 fine, £123 victim surcharge, £100 costs, restraining order. (G).

Jeremy Charles Newport, 42, of Redlake Drive, Taunton, produced 11 cannabis plants, £165 fine, £30 victim surcharge, £85 costs. (G).

Ian Sephton, 48, of Ash Grove, Minehead, burglary, theft, community order, £100 compensation, £85 victim surcharge, £85 costs. (G).

Patrick Brian Arkless, 31, of no fixed address, breached a community order, £40 fine. (G).

Christopher Barlow, 33, of Queensway, Taunton, drug driving, £276 fine, £30 victim surcharge, £85 costs, 12 months driving ban; drug driving, no separate penalty. (G).

Viorel Diacu, 33, of Church Street, Taunton, drink driving, £507 fine, £50 victim surcharge, £85 costs, 20 months driving ban. (G).

(G) denotes guilty plea or admits offence. Details supplied by the courts.