A MAN caught with a supplier quantity of heroin at a flat in North Drumry tried to claim he had no intention of making money from the drug – even though police found scales and a tick list along with the class A substance on a raid of the property.
“I was told 13.9 grams was found, with a value of £450. But there were scales and a tick list found as well.
“That casts doubt in my mind as to his credibility.”
Solicitor Derek Buchanan, who appeared on Donaldson’s behalf at Friday’s hearing, said he understood there had been discussions between prosecutors and Donaldson’s lawyer which led to Donaldson’s version of events being accepted.
He added: “During interview he explained he would share those drugs with friends who attended at his house.”
“He understands that the court would be justified in imposing a further period in custody. But that has been tried on a number of occasions, and the long-term benefit of that is likely to be negligible at best.
“He tells me that he is effectively tired of the revolving door.”
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Sheriff Hendry said he would allow Donaldson to be assessed for a drug treatment and testing order (DTTO) as a punishment.
But he added: “At the moment I entertain a healthy scepticism as to whether you are actually prepared to commit to what is involved.”