A Kirkcaldy man caught with £10,000 worth of heroin told police he was not dealing it but was just in charge of bagging it.
Jason Devennie appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court to admit being concerned in the supply of the class A drug.
The court heard police officers executed a search warrant at his home in Westwood Avenue at around 8.40am on October 6 last year.
Fiscal depute Alistair McDermott said: “The accused was found in the living room.
“He was in possession of eight ounces of heroin.”
Officers found bags of heroin divided up into deals throughout his living room, including on the table and in its drawer.
They also found scales and £30 in cash.
In total, officers recovered 253.8 grammes of heroin.
They valued this as being worth £6,000 if sold together or worth £10,000 if sold in deal bags.
During a police interview at Kirkcaldy Police Station, Devennie told officers he was not responsible for selling the drugs.
Mr McDermott added: “He said he was looking after drugs but wasn’t selling them directly.
“He said he is tasked with bagging up the drugs.”
Sheriff Ian Anderson deferred sentencing for a criminal justice social work report and released Devennie on bail.
The 32-year-old’s solicitor David Bell explained he had never had a custodial sentence and had no history of analogous offending.
“He’s complied fully with the process,” Mr Bell said.
Devennie is due back at court to be sentenced on May 30.