AN ALLOA man who once left a puppy to die in Alloa has been given a restriction of liberty order for dealing drugs.

Michael Murray pleaded guilty to one charge of supplying Amphetamine, a class B drug, while a further two charges were dropped against him.

Appearing at Alloa Sheriff Court last Thursday, he was made subject to an electronic tag which enforces a curfew at his home address.

The 27-year-old was found with the drugs at his Maple Court address, on November 4, 2016.

One of the other charges was being in the possession of cannabis at St Ninian’s police station, Stirling on November 6, 2016.

The third charge claimed that Murray assaulted a man at Mar Place, Alloa, on November 4, 2016.

Murray is already subject to a community payback order (CPO) with a restriction of liberty element for failing to seek medical assistance for severely-injured puppy in his care.

As reported in the Advertiser previously, he was initially accused of stomping on the pet, inflicting such damage that it had to be put down.

However, Murray pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in court in April that removed any reference to him standing on the pup.

Instead, he admitted that he caused unnecessary suffering to the animal and did “fail to afford said dog medical treatment” when he knew it to be injured, and in circumstances that required the pup to be euthanised.

Murray was told to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work, but later told Alloa Sheriff Court he was unfit to do so.

He then returned to the dock in October and claimed that he was in fact willing to carry out the work, but that it was having an effect on his family life.

The presiding sheriff then imposed the tag and curfew instead.

Last Thursday, Sheriff David Mackie gave Murray a fresh order to remain in his home between 8pm and 5am for the next three months.