Addict caught with heroin weeks after he was released from jail
DRUGS with a street value of £250 have landed a man with six months in prison after he was found in possession of heroin and amphetamine in Oban.
Michael Doherty, of Iona Road in Port Glasgow, was discovered with the drugs by police outside Albany apartments in the town on July 20, Oban sheriff court heard on Monday.
The 35-year- old man pleaded guilty on Monday, after being detained in custody since his arrest.
Doherty was brought to the attention of police after behaving suspiciously at 4.15 am, on July 20 said procurator fiscal Eoin McGinty. When searched, 11 grams of the stimulant amphetamine, worth £100, and a wrap of class A diamorphine (heroin), with a street value of £150, were found in Doherty’s jacket pocket, the court heard.
Defence solicitor Mark Templeton said his client had already served five years in jail for similar offences and was caught in possession of drugs just weeks after his release.
He added: ‘It is clear this man has a long-standing difficulty with drugs.’
Sheriff Ruth Anderson, QC, sentenced Doherty to six months in prison, backdated to July 20.