North-east mother and son confess to dealing drugs in their Stonehaven home

Police seized £27,000 worth of drugs from an Ellon home on Thursday.

A mother and son have admitted to dealing drugs in their north-east home.

Police carried out a raid at a property on Brickfield Terrace in Stonehaven in January this year after a warrant was granted.

During a search of the home where Annette Peacock, 50, and Michael Steel, 24, lived, they discovered multiple bags of cocaine and cannabis in a vault as well as in bedrooms and the living room.

The cocaine had the potential to realise a street value of more than £28,000.

Peacock confessed to dealing both substances during an appearance at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday and her son confessed to supplying the cannabis.

Fiscal depute Stephanie Ross said: “A mobile phone was recovered from the living room belonging to Ms Peacock.

“The messages from December 30 were indicative of her being involved in the supply and sale of cocaine and cannabis.

“During an interview with the police, Mr Steel said he bought the cannabis, used some of it himself and sold some to his friends.”

Sheriff Andrew Miller said: “You have both pleaded guilty to a serious crime.

“Before deciding on the appropriate sentence, I am going to adjourn for four weeks to allow time for criminal justice social work reports to be obtained as well as a restriction of liberty order assessment.”

The pair will return to court next month to be sentenced.

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