Tayside and Central Scotland

Falkirk man admits holding £85,000 worth of drugs

A man who had told police cocaine found in his possession was for personal use, had £85,000 worth of drugs in his house, a court has been told.

The High Court in Edinburgh heard the drugs were found at David Anderson's then home in St Johns Avenue, Falkirk.

The 25-year-old admitted being concerned in the supply of Ecstasy, cannabis resin and amphetamine, and possessing cocaine.

Judge Lord Uist remanded Anderson in custody for sentencing next month.

Advocate depute Martin Macari, prosecuting, said Anderson's car was stopped on 17 February as he waited for traffic lights to change.

When told that he and the vehicle were to be searched he replied: "I will tell you what I have got."

He told the officers where to find the cocaine, an ounce with a street value of £1500.

Drugs uncovered

Later, while being questioned, he admitted operating a "safe house" said Mr Macari.

During the search police officers found drugs with a total street value of around £85,000.

The court was told Anderson would pick up drugs and hold them until told to pass them on to others.

He also admitted weighing and packaging the drugs lying round the house.

Lord Uist called for background reports and remanded Anderson in custody pending sentence next month.

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