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City man stole heroin from friend

SENTENCE on an Aberdeen man who admitted possessing heroin with intent to supply was deferred until early September when he appeared before Lerwick Sheriff on Thursday morning.

Nicholas Stokes, of 35b Menzies Road, Aberdeen, was found with eight grams of the Class A drug when he was searched by police officers at a house in Sandveien, Lerwick, on 28 August last year.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie told the court that the heroin had a potential street value of just under £1,000.

The court heard how the 48 year old had been travelling with a friend from Aberdeen to Shetland to visit friends.

Mr Mackenzie described the accused as a “pathetic individual” who appeared to have stolen the heroin from his friend.

He said: “If there would have been any supply that would have been to his friends, I would describe it as a self help group.”

Sheriff Graeme Napier interrupted, saying that “self destruction group” would be the a appropriate term.

He deferred sentence until 9 September for reports to be prepared, and warned Stokes that he might go to jail.