A 29-year-old Argyll man was warned he faced a prison sentence after admitting being concerned in the supply of cocaine and heroin.
Benjamin Henderson, of Crinan Ferry, Lochgilphead, appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court yesterday and admitted the drugs offences.
The court heard the maximum street value was £4,940.
Sentence was deferred by Sheriff Chris Dickson until January 17 for a background report and restriction of liberty order assessment.
But Henderson was told: “This is clearly a significant amount of Class A drugs so you should prepare for a prison sentence.”
Fiscal depute David Morton said that a covert police surveillance operation witnessed Henderson discard a package in waste ground near Thornbush Road on December 21 last year.
It was found to contain 28 grams of heroin and 6.93 grams of cocaine.
Officers continued to observe Henderson and stopped a car in Lower Kessock Street.
Another 21 grams of cocaine were found inside, some hidden in a Kinder egg and a perfume bag containing three packages.
“DNA analysis was undertaken and Henderson’s DNA was found on the knot of one of the packages.
Henderson claimed to officers that he knew nothing about the drugs and had only borrowed the car.
In total, 40.76 grams of cocaine and 28 grams of heroin were recovered.