Teenager sold drugs at school
A teenager stole his mother’s morphine pills and offered them at 50p each to other schoolboys … one of whom gave the drug to a girl.
And a court heard that the scheme was uncovered when the girl became unwell at school and further investigations uncovered the source.
And in the court, the youth, aged 17, from the Castle Douglas area, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted stealing the medication at his home in September and being concerned in the supply of morphine.
The court at Dumfries was told that the boy was traced in his class and taken to the school head where a bulge was noticed in his sock.
The teenager was found to have two plastic bags one containing the morphine pills and the other another type of pill.
When seen by the police the youth said:“Now I look at it, it was not the right thing to do.”
A solicitor pointed out the youth’s age and the fact that he had never been in trouble before and just wanted to continue with his schooling.
He suggested that with the good record previously the case might be dealt with by an absolute discharge.
Sheriff George Jamieson continued the case to the end of the month to consider the request for an absolute discharge and evidence that the youth had paid £100 to a Dumfries and Galloway youth organisation and a letter from a senior member of his church.
■ A 39-year-old man has been made the subject of a community payback order following the recovery of drugs worth up to £7,000 from a car in Lockerbie.
Martin Smith was ordered to carry out 200 hours unpaid work and was warned by Sheriff George Jamieson at Dumfries that the sentence was a direct alternative to prison.
Smith, of Craighaugh, Eskdalemuir, admitted being concerned in the supply of cannabis on January 3 at Livingstone Place at Lockerbie in January.
The court heard that police had traced the car on an unconnected manner at Livingstone Place and found Smith inside as well as uncovering the cannabis.
■ Sentence by the sheriff at Dumfries was deferred until next month on a 28-year-old man on a charge of making an offensive telephone call to his ex-partner,
Wayne O’Shea, of Ashgrove Crescent, Ecclefechan. admitted shouting and swearing at her at Closehead Avenue in Annan in July.
■ A 23-year-old man who behaved in a threatening or abusive manner in Annan High Street has been made the subject of a community payback order with a condition he carry out 150 hours unpaid work.
Mateusz Mistelski, of Scotts Street, Annan, admitted shouting, swearing, making offensive remarks and acting in an aggressive manner in the town in January.
He also pleaded guilty at Dumfries Sheriff Court to breaching a bail order not to contact or communicate with a certain man by making remarks and gesticulating towards him.
■ A man who breached an antisocial behaviour order by playing loud music at his home in Lockerbie, has had his sentence at Dumfries Sheriff Court deferred for background reports.
Peter Xavier, 36, of Dryfesdale Court, admitted playing music which could be heard outside the property at the end of last month contrary to restriction in the ASBO.
The court was told that Xavier had had a friend in and fallen asleep but accepted that he was responsible in the house. The case was continued to November 28.
■ A man who sent offensive messages to a woman has been fined £190 at Dumfries Sheriff Court. Jamie Brown, 39, of Buccleuch Terrace, Thornhill, admitted committing the offence at Euchan Cottage, Dunreggan, Moniaive. in March last year.