Galashiels teenager admits supplying cannabis to schoolgirl

Gala Park in Galashiels.
Gala Park in Galashiels.

A Galashiels teenager has been ordered to be of good behaviour for the next 12 months after he admitted supplying drugs to a schoolgirl.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to supplying cannabis to a 15-year-old girl in the town’s Gala Park on October 6.

Procurator fiscal Graham Fraser said police officers investigating drug-dealing in that part of town spotted the girl acting suspiciously.

When she emerged from a close, she was found to be in possession of £12.50 of cannabis, and she named the teenager as the source for it.

Messages recovered from the boy’s Facebook page also indicated drug-dealing, Selkirk Sheriff Court heard.

The court was told the teenager had fallen out with his mother the week before and she wanted nothing to do with him.

Sheriff Peter Paterson told the teenager that drug-dealing is a serious offence regardless of the quantities involved.

Sentence was deferred until April 9 next year for good behaviour.