Court told armed officers called in
“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”.