Falkirk offender caught with £730 of camping trip cocaine

John Buist (46) appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having pleaded guilty to possessing class A drug cocaine at an address in Alexander Avenue, in the Bog area of Falkirk on June 1, 2020.

By Court Reporter
Monday, 17th January 2022, 11:39 am
Updated Wednesday, 19th January 2022, 8:07 am

The court heard Buist would not be able to carry out unpaid work in the community as he had suffered two strokes and a brain haemorrhage since he had committed the offence.

Simon Hutchison, defence solicitor, said: “His wife has had to give up her work to look after him. He didn’t think he would get through it and certainly won’t be fit for any work.”

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Buist was caught with the cocaine at an address in Alexander Avenue, Falkirk

Procurator fiscal depute Sean Iles said the value of the cocaine Buist was caught with was £730.

It was stated Buist, 31 Cunningham Gardens, Falkirk, and his friends were going on a camping trip and the drugs had been purchased to use over the weekend.

Sheriff Derek Livingston deferred sentence until February 24 for reports to be carried out.

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