Aug 24 2011 by Stephen Robertson, Stirling Observer Wednesday
A MAN who bolted from police was spotted trying to ditch bags of herbal cannabis, Stirling Sheriff Court heard on Monday.
Officers had been called out because Andrew Duncan (22) was shouting and swearing outside his then ex-partner’s house at Bogside, Dunblane, on February 1.
Fiscal depute Lindsey Brooks told the court that Duncan had been shouting about domestic issues when he was refused entry at around 4.45pm that day.
Police were called and by this time Duncan was on his way to Fallin, though officers caught up with him.
Ms Brooks continued: “The accused’s vehicle was seen by police and they indicated for him to stop.
“He did stop but got out of the vehicle and ran off.
“As police were chasing him he was seen to throw three bags into a garden.
“The bags were three bags containing herbal cannabis and they weighed 28 grams each, typical ounce deals worth £450 in total.”
On being caught by police he told them that the class B drug was his.
A mobile phone which Duncan had with him was checked and this was found to have a number of text messages on it “indicating involvement in the supply of cannabis to four or five people”.
Duncan told police he did not consider himself to be a drug dealer but said that he sold the drug to friends.
The fiscal depute added: “He indicated that he had a heavy usage of the drug himself.”
Duncan, of Chattan Avenue, Stirling, pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cannabis and to the earlier breach of the peace in Dunblane.
Sheriff William Gilchrist deferred sentence on Duncan until next month for reports. He will appear again on September 14.