A drug dealer caught with a £39,000 stash was today locked up after he told cops: “If you can’t get a job you have to make a job for yourself.”
Jobless Jamie Canter’s flat was raided by police last April following a tip that he was concerned in the supply of class A drugs.
Officers raided the property and found bags stuffed with cocaine, cutting agents and MDMA.
Canter offered to give cops a tour of the hiding spots for his stash in the flat in Dundee’s Lochee district.
Asked what his occupation was he replied: “If you can’t get a job you have to make a job for yourself.”
Fiscal depute David Bernard told Dundee Sheriff Court: “The accused was in the living room when police arrived. No-one else was present.
“He pointed to a cupboard and said ‘I’ll save you the bother, it’s in the top drawer’.
“He said it was cocaine.
“He also stated ‘look, would it be quicker if I just shouted you where everything is?’
“He indicated a safe in the bedroom and said ‘look, it’s left open for you already’.
“He added ‘you might find a couple of grams lying about’.”
The court heard police found 18.12 grams of cocaine worth up to £1800, 598.8 grams of the cutting agent benzocaine that would bulk the cocaine out to a value of £29,900 and a quantity of MDMA valued at £7920.
Canter, 20, of Dundee, pleaded guilty on indictment to two charges of being concerned in the supply of drugs.
Defence solicitor Douglas McConnell said he would give his plea in mitigation at a later sentencing date.
Sheriff Tom Hughes deferred sentence until next month and remanded Canter in custody meantime.
He said: “You have pled guilty to very serious matters and you were on bail at the time.
“That and your record makes it almost inevitable that you will be facing a custodial sentence.”