Cocaine for friends

LERWICK man Ian Hannah has been told to work unpaid for 200 hours after he admitted supplying cocaine to friends at the town’s sheriff court on Wednesday.

The 29 year old was arrested after police searched his house at 6 Hjaltland Place and found £160 worth of the Class A drug along with a set of scales on 24 May.

Defence agent Martin Morrow said his client “assisted” friends who asked him about obtaining drugs on a night out.

“It was not something for financial gain,” he said, adding that Hannah knew he had brought “disgrace” on his family and his employer.

Sheriff Philip Mann restricted the sentence to unpaid work as it was Hannah’s first offence and due to the restricted size of the haul.