A DRIVER stopped on the M5 in Somerset has appeared in court charged with intent to supply a class B drug.

Emilijan Duka appeared at Taunton Magistrates' Court last Thursday (May 5) on the drugs charge and a charge of driving otherwise than in accordance of a licence.

Duka, 29, from Sandwell, in Birmingham, was remanded in custody and ordered to appear at Taunton Crown Court on Friday, June 3.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: "The charges relate to an incident in which 10kg of cannabis was found in the boot of a car which was stopped by police at the M5 southbound Sedgemoor Services on Tuesday 3 May."