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Drug charges

A LERWICK man who was found in possession of heroin twice in the space of five days will find out his fate at a court hearing later this month.

James Gray, of 4 Grostane, Lerwick, admitted being in possession of the Class A drug at Lerwick police station on 9 May and at his home address on 14 May.

While the value of the drug he had at the police station was only £20, he had £600 worth at his home a few days later.

Defence agent Tommy Allan said Gray’s background in drugs was “no secret”, but said his life had progressed well since he had been living with his sister in Spain.

Gray also faced a charge of driving dangerously and at excessive speeds on Lerwick’s North Road on 11 June last year.

It is alleged he narrowly missed hitting pedestrians after he lost control of the vehicle, mounting a kerb and colliding with a wall.

Sheriff Philip Mann adjourned both matters until 30 September for social enquiry reports to be completed, bailing Gray on the condition he surrenders his passport.

He also disqualified him from driving in the interim.

Meanwhile Lerwick man Peter Watson received a £500 fine at the court on Wednesday after pleading guilty to possessing cocaine.

The 24 year old, of 13 Ladies Drive, was found with 3.71g of the drug at the Viking bus station on 17 April.