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"Sweating" Stephen Daye caught with £160,000 of cocaine

A man is facing a prison term after his "shaking and sweating" demeanour led to police discovering a stash of cocaine.

Stephen Daye was seen acting nervously outside a lock-up garage in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, on 23 March 2013 by officers in a passing patrol car.

When they searched the garage they found cocaine with an estimated street value of up to £169,000.

At the High Court in Edinburgh, Daye admitted being concerned in the supply of the drug. Sentence was deferred.

The court heard how three police officers were on mobile patrol when their attention was drawn to a Vauxhall Astra car shining its headlights into a garage in Balmore Drive, Hamilton.

White powder

As they drove up, they could see Daye in the garage standing by a furniture unit.

One officer saw him moving items with his hands and then putting his hands in his pockets.

The officers stopped their car and got out, at which point Daye made his way from the unit and tried to leave the garage.

He was seen to be nervous, was chewing gum vigorously and was "shaking and sweating".

When officers looked inside the garage they saw a set of scales with white powder on it.

A later search of the garage uncovered a large quantity of cocaine.

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