A YOUNG man has admitted supplying drugs after a raid found thousands of pounds worth of cannabis within his family’s home.

Ryan Machan pleaded guilty to the single offence of supply when he appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court last Thursday.

Susannah Hutchison, depute fiscal, told the court that on September 5 of this year, police executed a warrant at his address following a “confidential information” investigation.

When officers entered the Greenhead property, they found a pink bag with 11 small bags inside, all containing herbal material. There was also a Co-op bag containing drugs.

Officers also found further bags of the herbal substance in various other spots, as well as five grinders, scales and six mobile phones.

Machan was contacted and told why the search was taking place, and arranged to meet police in Stirling. He was then traced around lunchtime that day.

Ms Hutchison said the total weight of the drugs was 453.8grams, with a street value of around £3,200.

When interviewed by officers, Machan said he lived with his family and was employed as a chef.

He then told investigators that he had prepared the bags which were found within the pink bag.

The 20-year-old said: “For smoking and a bit of distribution, but only to friends.”

He admitted he had been doing it for four months and had made around £2,000 from the dealing, adding that he purchased the material through Instragram.

The depute fiscal added that they were seeking forfeiture of the items seized within the property.

Kelly Howe, defending Machan, told the court she would save her mitigation until after a criminal justice social work report was prepared.

She did say, however, that they mobile phones found belonged to various family members and formed no part of the summary.

The case, including the forfeiture, was deferred until October 31 for a report to be prepared.