Hallglen man caught with cocaine at Falkirk Police Station

A man who was caught in possession of cocaine at a police office has had his freedom restricted.

Mathew Crowe, of 18 Mudale Court, Hallglen, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday.

He had previously pleaded guilty to possessing the class A substance at Falkirk Police Station, West Bridge Street, Falkirk, on October 20, 2018.

There was a delay in proceedings as Crowe told Sheriff Derek Hamilton he had not seen his solicitor, Kevin Douglas, in court.

Mathew Crowe was made subject to a restriction of liberty order during an appearance at Falkirk Sheriff Court. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Solicitor Gordon Addison, who was in attendance at the time, informed Sheriff Hamilton that Mr Douglas was not there and asked to speak to Crowe in private.

When the case was recalled, Mr Addison said: “There’s a particular history in this.”

Sheriff Hamilton noted a previous order had been revoked.

Crowe was made subject to a restriction of liberty order for one month, during which time he must remain at his home address from 6pm until 6am each day.

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