A MAN has been ordered to hand over thousands of pounds of drugs money after the court granted a confiscation order against him.

John Quinn was sentenced in December after admitting pleading guilty to three charges involving drugs.

Between December 30, 2015, and August 26, 2016, Quinn was concerned in the supply of amphetamine, a class B drug.

On August 26 last year, when a search warrant was executed by police at 34 Sprotwell Terrace, Sauchie, he was found in possession of amphetamine. He was also found in possession of cannabis.

Depute fiscal Ruaraidh Ferguson told the court that when the property was searched, police found multiple mobile phones and £2,680 cash in a bedroom cabinet. They also found electronic scales and other drug-selling equipment.

He continued: “There was also amphetamine found, with the weight being 7.5g which had a value of £75. The mobile phones had text messages which were indicative of drug-selling.”

His solicitor, Claire McCarron, told the court that the accused had a drug habit of his own which was being supplied free of charge as long as Quinn, of Primrose Street, advertised his drugs to others.

At the time, Sheriff David Mackie opted not to jail the 56-year-old, instead sentencing him to carry out 225 hours of unpaid work with 18 months of supervision thrown in.

And now, Sheriff Mackie has granted a prosecution confiscation order for the amount of £2,400.