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Cocaine in car

A SHETLAND man was fined £225 at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday after he admitted possessing cocaine.

Police acting on a tip off stopped 26 year old fish worker David Smith, of Ucluelet, Setter, Sandwick, as he drove through the Black Gaet between Lerwick and Scalloway on 28 October last year.

In the car they found a set of scales with traces of cocaine which Smith initially denied had anything to do with him.

Defence agent Tommy Allan said while the scales belonged to someone else, his client admitted responsibility for the cocaine being in his car.

Allan said this was not a drug Smith had an issue with and this case had forced him to take a long hard look at himself and reconsider the career at sea he had earlier abandoned.