A Dundee drug dealer hid nearly £28,000 worth of cocaine in a hole in his bedroom wall.
The sheriff court heard Lee Loftus, 23, of Hebrides Drive, also had cash and a mobile phone with drug-related messages on it, which had been stashed in his bedroom at his mum’s house.
The court was told Loftus had been using his home, in Mill o’ Mains, as a “safe house” for drugs and 554g of cocaine was found with a value of £27,700.
Depute fiscal Donna Brown revealed that police had received information from a number of sources that Loftus had been involved in the supply of drugs.
Police then obtained a warrant to search his home address.
The fiscal said: “Information suggested the accused was providing a safe house for drugs. His home address was searched and a brown package containing a white substance was found within a hole in his bedroom wall.
“It was found to contain 554g of cocaine, with a maximum value of £27,700.
“A green bag was also found containing £80 and an iPhone, with drug-related text messages on it.”
Solicitor John Boyle, defending, told the court Loftus had very limited previous convictions.
Mr Boyle added: “Your lordship will obviously require reports, so I will maintain status until then.”
Loftus admitted that, on October 2 last year, at his home address, he was concerned in the supply of cocaine, a class A drug.
His sentence was deferred until August 4 for background reports to be completed.