South Scotland

Lights-off driver found with ecstasy in Dumfries

A court has heard how police stopped a man driving with no lights on and found a stash of ecstasy in his car.

James McIntyre, 28, from Stranraer, was caught in Dumfries last year with 500 tablets in his glove compartment.

He admitted being concerned in supplying drugs in Moffat and Dumfries between 22 October and 5 November.

At Dumfries Sheriff Court, he was ordered to be under supervision for 12 months and carry out 150 hours unpaid work.

The court heard that McIntyre told police he had arranged to meet another man at McDonald's car park in Dumfries when he was stopped.

He also admitted that he had previously been involved in a deal in Moffat involving 1,000 tablets.

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