A SHERIFF has issued a warrant for the arrest of a teenager accused of dealing drugs while a pupil at St Modan's High School.

Dilon Brown, 19, is accused of being concerned in supplying cocaine, ecstasy, and LSD – all classified Class A under the Misuse of Drugs Act – to fellow students there.

The 900-pupil Roman Catholic school, next to the city's Forthbank football stadium, serves three local authority areas: Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling.

Brown is also accused of being concerned in the supply of cannabis, a Class B drug, at the school.

The alleged offences date back to between September 8-15, 2016, when Brown, of Woodside Road, Raploch, was still enrolled there.

However, at Stirling Sheriff Court today, prosecutor Laura Knox successfully moved for a warrant after Brown failed to appear to tender pleas.

His solicitor, Ken Dalling, said he had been repeatedly told about the court date.

He said: "I sent him an email and a letter by recorded delivery explaining that in the event of his non-appearance a warrant would likely to be issued, and I also have a mobile number which I tried last night."

Sheriff Alison McKay then said: "I don't think there's any alternative. If Mr Brown doesn't want to come voluntarily I'll have to grant a warrant."

St Modan's moved to its present site on Royal Stuart Way, Stirling, in 2008.

The very next year, it was rated "excellent" and "sector leading" by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education.

The inspectors' report said: "In almost all key measures of attainment, results are consistently better than they are in schools which serve young people with similar needs and backgrounds.

"Young people's behaviour is exemplary and they show care and concern for each other."