A FORTH VALLEY man has appeared in court for drug-dealing after being caught with cocaine he had obtained to share with friends.

Tejay White, of King street, Fallin, was in the dock for sentencing at Alloa Sheriff Court.

The 25-year-old admitted that on June 24 last year at Newmills, Tullibody, he was concerned in the supply of cocaine to others.

Depute fiscal Sean Iles said officers in a police patrol car spotted suspicious behaviour at around 8.30pm.

A car had stopped and the driver, White, was talking to a known drug user.

The police car stopped behind White’s car and when officers spoke to him he was described as being “shaky and nervous”.

White, who is unemployed, was found to be in possession of bags of cocaine and there was also £500 in cash in the car.

Defence solicitor Kelly Howe said: “His intention was to share the drugs with a group of friends.

"He was going to meet up with them in Stirling and he had been tasked with buying the drugs for them.”

Sheriff Neil Bowie imposed a community payback order with 300 hours of unpaid work and two years of supervision.

He warned White that if there was any repeat offending a jail sentence would be inevitable.