AN ALVA drug dealer, jailed last year, has avoided a prison term for his latest offence.

Peter Kerr, 68, of Craighorn Road, appeared in the dock at Alloa Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on January 23, last year, he was concerned in the supply of cannabis.

Depute fiscal Susannah Hutchison said police had received information drugs were being held at Kerr's home and executed a search warrant there.

Kerr said he measured and gave the drugs to his son and ex-partner. He also claimed he had not bought them.

There were two sets of scales and cannabis valued at £850. There was also £645 in cash.

The court was told the Crown accepted Kerr's explanation about why he had the drugs there.

Sheriff Craig Harris imposed a community payback order with nine months of supervision and a six-month restriction of liberty order.

Kerr was jailed for a year at Falkirk Sheriff Court in September 2020 for drug-dealing in amphetamine.

He stored more than £12,000 worth of drugs in his fridge-freezer and claimed he had been pressured into keeping them by men who came to his door.