A cash strapped Aberdeen University student has been ordered to behave after being caught in a city centre night club with a stash of ecstasy tablets.
Kieran Sim was out socialising at the Institute on November 14 with a pocket full of drugs.
When police searched him at around 2.20am, they discovered seven illegal tablets worth around £70.
Originally the Crown Office charged the 20-year-old with being concerned in the supply of drugs, however his guilty plea to possession was accepted when he appeared in court yesterday.
Representing the psychology student, solicitor Iain McGregor said his client had been a “recreational” drug user and that the pills were for himself.
He said that Sim, 4 Glenhome Crescent, Dyce, no longer dabbled in illicit substances and that the whole incident had been a sobering lesson for him.
Mr McGregor stressed Sim had no intention of ever coming to the attention of the authorities again, but said his client would struggle to pay a fine on his low income.
Sheriff William Taylor said: “Your solicitor tells me that you have learned your lesson. I’m reluctant to impose a fine because you are a student.
“I am going to defer sentence on you for six months and if you keep out of trouble during that time nothing much will happen to you.”
Sim will return to court in October.