A MAN who was caught carrying a knife in Alloa told officers he only had it so he could cut up drugs.

Michael Murray appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Tuesday, January 29, where he admitted the offence.

The court heard from depute fiscal Ruaridh Ferguson that on May 19 of last year, police were called to the town's Drysdale Street amid reports of a "disturbance" at around 1.20am.

When police arrived they were advised that the accused had a knife, and when they searched him, found the blade tucked up his right jacket sleeve.

The 27-year-old then told officers after being arrested: "I wasn't going to stab anyone, I was just going to cut some blow."

Sheriff Craig Caldwell called for reports and deferred sentencing of Murray, of Maple Court, Alloa, until February 21 in Falkirk.

It is not the first time Murray has come before a sheriff, after he pleaded guilty to leaving an injured puppy to die in 2016.

The dog, which was around 6-10 weeks old, had to be put down due to a broken back.