AN ALLOA man was found with a large quantity of drugs when the car he was travelling in was stopped by the police.

John McKay, of Hill Park, appeared by video-link from jail at Alloa Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on July 25, 2019, on the A907 Stirling to Dunfermline road, near to Marywood roundabout, he was in possession of a controlled drug, diamorphine.

Depute fiscal Susannah Hutchison said McKay was in a car stopped by the police near Clackmannan and the drugs were found.

She added that the potential value of the drugs could have been over £1300.

McKay told police he had no plans to sell the drugs.

Defence solicitor Kelly Howe said her client has had a drugs issue for a number of years.

She added: “It’s quite a large quantity of drugs, it has to be admitted.”

Sheriff Neil Bowie commented: “It’s a very sizeable amount for personal use.”

He imposed a community payback order with one year of supervision and a five-month restriction of liberty order.