Mansold drugsto feedhis addiction
A Vale man was hauled to court last week after being involved in dealing drugs to fund his valium addiction.
Peter Bates pleaded guilty to having cannabis at his home in Allan Crescent with intent to supply.
The 32-year-old appeared in the dock at Dumbarton Sheriff Court where it was heard that his crime was uncovered during a raid on his flat.
Police burst into his home through an unlocked door at 11.20am on October 19 and searched the property.
Fiscal depute Craig Wainwright said: “Within the kitchen, officers recovered a knotted bag containing five individual wraps of brown resinous material.
“It was found at the kickplate at the side of the washing machine.
“Officers detained the accused and he was conveyed to Clydebank Police Office.
“The substances were examined and proved positive for cannabis.
“The accused was interviewed and admitted residing at the locus but provided no comment answers to the questions asked.”
Tests revealed that the drugs weighed 1.26g and had a value of £350.
Judith Reid, defending, said: “Cannabis is not the drug he has a problem with. He has significant difficulties with valium and had this in order to pay some of his debt.”
Sheriff John Hamilton sentenced him to a community payback order with 18 months of supervision, as well as a restriction of liberty order.