A man from the Isle of Man has admitted driving while under the influence of a legal drug usually sold as plant food.
The 21-year-old was stopped by police at Lezayre Road in Ramsey on Thursday after a member of the public reported concerns about the car.
Police said the driver had taken Mephedrone, a plant fertiliser.
The man admitted driving whilst unfit through drugs, driving without a licence, driving without insurance and without consent of the car's owner.
The case has been adjourned by the Isle of Man's court until next month and the man has been released on bail.
Sgt Mark Newey, of the Northern Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "The arrest and charge of this male reinforces the dangers of what people are calling 'legal highs', the substances are highly addictive, not intended for human consumption and as this matter shows can seriously effect a driver's judgement.
"No one should be taking these substances, even more so if they are getting behind the wheel of a vehicle as this is another accident just waiting to happen."
Mephedrone, a white powder, is also known as "bubble" and is sold legally as a plant fertiliser.
Regular use can result in severe nose bleeds, nose burns, hallucinations, blood circulation problems, rashes, anxiety and paranoia, fits and delusions.
A number of police forces have issued warnings about the danger of the drug, which is becoming increasingly popular among young people.
December 12, 2009
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Driver on plant food drug charge