Drug dealer sentenced to prison in Falkirk Sheriff Court

Police carrying out a search of a drug dealer’s home uncovered over £5000 worth of cannabis and a couple of grand in cash.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 9:09 am
Updated Monday, 22nd March 2021, 12:36 pm

Matthew Allan (25) appeared from custody via video link at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of the class B drug at his home between January 5 and June 21, 2019.

Procurator fiscal depute Katie Cunningham said: “It was 10.20am and police attended at the address, entering through the front door. The persons within were the accused, his sister and his mother’s partner.

"All three were placed in the living room and the circumstances were explained with police in possession of a search warrant. As they prepared to carry out the search the accused told officers he had some herbal cannabis in his bedroom.”

Allan was caught with over £5000 worth of cannabis at his home

Officers uncovered cannabis from a number of different containers worth an estimated £5280 and they also found £1480 in cash and a phone suggesting deals were being done for the drugs.

During a later search, more cannabis was recovered and a further £1097 in cash, which was hidden in a TV unit.

The court heard Allan, who is diabetic, had been struggling to get his medication while in custody.

Sheriff Richard MacFarlane said there was no alternative but a custodial sentence and he sent Allan, 1 Park Road, Menstrie, to prison for 12 months back dated to February 23.

He also made an order £1505 be recovered from him under the proceeds of crime act.