A teenage politics student who tried to sell ecstasy to the bouncers at the nightclub where he worked as a DJ has avoided imprisonment.
George Elliott, who studies at Dundee University, was caught red-handed by police with hundreds of pounds worth of the class A substance and wads of cash rammed down his boxer shorts at the Reading Rooms in Dundee.
The city’s sheriff court previously Elliott had effectively been “running a business” selling drugs to support his university lifestyle.
Depute fiscal Vicki Bell previously told Dundee Sheriff Court: “At around 2.30am on January 24 police saw the accused in conversation with the door staff at the locus.
“They then saw him remove an item from his pocket and attempt to carry out a transaction with door staff.
“He noticed police had seen this and tried to conceal the item he had in his hand.”
Elliott was searched and officers found £455 in cash in a sock in his boxer shorts and 62 tablets, valued at £620, on him.
They then searched his flat and found more cash and drug-dealing paraphernalia.
Elliott, of Whitehall Crescent, Dundee, admitted being concerned in the supply of ecstasy at the Reading Rooms in Blackscroft, Dundee, on January 24.
Sentencing Elliott to a community paypack order with two years supervision and 200 hours unpaid work, Sheriff Way told him: “You have seen the inside of our custody system. Please do not ever find yourself there again.
“Do not let myself or your family down by getting involved in this kind of stupidity again.”
For more on this story, see Tuesday’s Courier.