56-year-old given unpaid work order over £5,000 drug haul found at his Newtown home

A 56-year-old man found in possession of more than £5,000 worth of drugs has been ordered to carry out 200 hours’ unpaid work.

Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 11:30 am
Selkirk Sheriff Court.

A 56-year-old man found in possession of more than £5,000 worth of drugs has been ordered to carry out 200 hours’ unpaid work.

James Tunnicliffe pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cannabis at his Park Crescent home in Newtown on July 2.

Depute fiscal Fiona Hamilton told Selkirk Sheriff Court that a police raid on his house led to the seizure of 435 grammes of herbal cannabis valued at £4,350 and a further bag of cannabis containing 84 grammes worth £840.

Drug paraphernalia and £295 in cash were also seized.

Sheriff Raymond McMenamin told Tunnicliffe his community payback order was an alternative to custody.

A proceeds-of-crime hearing will take place on February 10.