A shocked teenager told police he thought his mum had flushed his drug stash after officers found hundreds of illegal pills in his kitchen cupboard.
Tree surgeon Dean Fisher invited officers to search his address on Baillie Drive, Alford, telling them that all the drugs had been disposed of.
But the 19-year-old was shocked when an officer opened a kitchen cupboard and found hundreds of pounds worth of Etizolam, a “valium-type” class C drug.
The stunned teenager exclaimed: “What the f***, I thought mum had flushed them.”
Fiscal depute Tom Procter told Aberdeen Sheriff Court: “Around 6.30pm on August 20 2020, police were called to the locus in regards to a disturbance.
Accused said police were ‘welcome’ to look for drugs
“On arrival, the accused was traced within in what they described as an agitated state.
“There was mention of drugs from other occupants of the house at that point.
“The accused stated to police there were no drugs in the address and they had all been disposed of and police were welcome to look for any drugs.”
Mr Procter said police entered the kitchen, opened a cupboard and found a carrier bag containing 364 tablets and 43g of powder of Etizolam, worth a total of £449.
‘He was holding these drugs and they were to be passed on to someone else’
Fisher, of Baillie Drive, Alford, pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of Etizolam.
Defence agent Michael Horsman said his client appeared with no previous convictions.
He added: “These are valium-type tablets. He had a significant problem with this drug at the time this occurred in 2020.
“At the time he was spoken to by police, what he said was, effectively, he was holding these drugs and they were to be passed on to someone else and, in exchange for that, he’d be allowed some for his own use.”
Sheriff Morag McLaughlin handed Fisher an 18-month supervision order and 150 hours of unpaid work.
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