A Kirkcaldy man is behind bars after being caught dealing nearly £25,000 worth of heroin and cocaine.
Jamie Christensen, 28, admitted being concerned in the supply of the class A drugs when he appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.
Procurator fiscal depute Sarah Smith told the court police carried out a search of a property in the town’s Westwood Avenue in June last year.
They had been tipped-off about drugs being stored at the property.
Officers seized bags containing class A drugs in various rooms in the property.
The fiscal depute said the total potential street value of the heroin and cocaine seized was £14,350 and £10,400 respectively.
A mobile phone was also discovered which contained a text message making it clear Christensen was responsible for the drugs.
Drug trade an ‘easy out’
Christensen, of Kirkcaldy‘s Glamis Road, pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin and cocaine between June 11 and 18 last year at an address in the town’s Westwood Avenue and elsewhere.
Defence lawyer Martin McGuire told the court his client was going to be selling the drugs.
The solicitor said Christensen, who works as a road surfacer, had “fallen on hard times” and was struggling financially and saw the sale of drugs as an “easy out”.
“Unfortunately, he became involved in a serious venture with potential significant consequences not only for him but his family”.
Mr McGuire said Christensen was also sentenced to a community payback order at Glasgow Sheriff Court earlier this year for another offence which was not analogous in nature.
No chance of non-custodial sentence
Sheriff Alastair Brown told Christensen: “People involved in drug trafficking in any capacity can not expect to be dealt with with sympathy”.
Sheriff Brown said a non-custodial sentence is not being contemplated.
He deferred sentencing until December 6 for the production of background reports and remanded Christensen in custody meantime.