Court told armed of­fi­cers called in

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

“Due to er­ratic and vi­o­lent be­hav­iour, an armed re­sponse ve­hi­cle was de­ployed along with dog unit and force he­li­copter.

“Pad­den con­tin­ued to be er­ratic and be­gan shout­ing he needed an am­bu­lance.”

Of­fi­cers heard a smoke alarm and be­lieved they saw smoke com­ing from the house, they took hold of Pad­den when he leapt out of the toi­let win­dow on to the land­ing.

Wa­ter caused flood­ing and dam­age to the house which set the house alarm off.

Sus­pi­cion by an elec­tri­cian who came to do work at the house lead to a po­lice search and the discovery of a haul of drugs as well as a Rolex watch and £5225 cash.

Mr Al­lan told the court that the drugs “had the po­ten­tial to reach ap­prox­i­mately £40,000 if sold in their re­spec­tive street deals”.

De­fence lawyer Stephen Grady said Pad­den’s re­la­tion­ship had bro­ken down and he got into debt af­ter los­ing his job and “agreed to use his house for the stor­age of the drugs and money”.

Mr Grady said Pad­den started us­ing the drugs and this in­ci­dent came af­ter a four -day “binge”. The court heard he ac­cepts his re­spon­si­bil­ity and he “sin­cerely apol­o­gises for the trou­ble caused to peo­ple”.

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