Fife drug dealer “found” £25k stash



A Fife drug dealer claimed he “found” a large quantity of diamorphine worth over £25,000. 

Mark Kirkland said the drugs came into his possession after they had been hidden by a neighbour. 

Kirkland (44), of Watters Crescent, Lochgelly, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court as a result of his windfall.

He admitted that between 7th February and 14th May last year, at his home, he was concerned in the supply of a controlled drug, diamorphine. 

He also admitted that on 14th May last year, he was unlawfully in possession of a stun gun. 

Depute fiscal Claire Bremner said police executed as search warrant at Kirkland’s home and found 328.7 grams of diamorphine which had a potential value of £25,280. 

There were also two mobile phones recovered as well as £880 in cash. 

The officers also found a stun gun in a on top of a cupboard. 

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said, “He found the drugs. An upstairs neighbour had concealed them.” 

The solicitor added that stun gun was not in working order. 

Sheriff Alastair Brown deferred sentence until 27th November to allow Kirkland to attend a medical appointment four days earlier.


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