A MAN was sentenced at Glasgow Sheriff Court for having £800 worth of heroin in his possession.

The court heard that James Gemmell had his car searched by police when they were on patrol.

Officers decided to search the vehicle the 20-year-old was in when they stopped the car and could smell cannabis.

It was then they came across a bag of brown substance which turned out to be £800 worth of heroin. The court went on to heard that the substance divided up and sold as tenner bags could have potentially made £1,400.

Gemmell of Galloway Street admitted that on December 3 last year had heroin, a class A dug, in his possession with the intent to supply it to another or others.

His defending solicitor said he was holding on to the package to pay off a £500 cannabis debt.

He was ordered to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work.