A WEE COUNTY Man who was promised just £200 to hide up to £18,000 worth of cocaine was jailed for 30 months this week.

Dean Millar, 24, was asked to provide a so-called "safe house" for the drugs, Stirling Sheriff Court was told.

When officers, armed with a search warrant, raided the house where he was living, in Blackfaulds Street, Coalsnaughton, a plastic bag containing nearly 180 grams of the drug were found under his bed.

Prosecutor Cheryl Clark said the value of the haul was estimated to be between £7200 and £18,000.

Two rolls of £20 notes, plastic bags, and a set of scales were also found in the raid, which took place at 9.10am on February 8 this year.

Millar, of Coalsnaughton, pleaded guilty on indictment to possessing the Class A controlled drug with intent to supply.

Bunny McGeechan, defending, said: "He was paid £200. He had not long been released from prison when he was offered this 'opportunity', if that's the way to put it."

Imposing the jail term, Sheriff Wyllie Robertson told Millar: "Notwithstanding the small amount you were to receive, this involved drugs of a significant value."

Millar shouted to his solicitor as he was handcuffed to a security guard and led to the cells.