A Tullibody man, who avoided jail for drug-dealing, has been warned he could still end up behind bars.

Kyran Crawford, 26, of Carseview, had been sentenced to 300 hours of unpaid work and has done just over 100 hours, Alloa Sheriff Court was told.

Crawford previously admitted that on March 3 last year, at The Tannery, Tullibody, he was concerned in the supply of cocaine.

Crawford said it had not been possible to complete the work in time because of his work commitments.

Sheriff Neil Bowie gave Crawford an additional six months to complete the work but warned him: “If you go to prison, you would lose your employment.”

He told Crawford that the unpaid work must be his priority, adding: “It’s a punishment, that’s the whole point.

“This was an extremely serious offence and a prison sentence could easily have been imposed. I suggest you take this opportunity.”

Crawford was originally sentenced in May last year.

The offence came to light after his car was stopped by police. He was the only person in the car and officers carried out a search, finding £3780 in cash and cocaine with an estimated street value of £3030.

Sheriff Bowie had imposed a community payback order with two years of supervision, 300 hours of unpaid work and a six-month restriction of liberty order.